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Subtract 49/48 from 20/24

1st number: 20/24, 2nd number: 1 1/48

20/24 - 49/48 is -3/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 48 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 2 = 48,
    20/24 = 20 × 2/24 × 2 = 40/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    49/48 = 49 × 1/48 × 1 = 49/48
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    40/48 - 49/48 = 40 - 49/48 = -9/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/16

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