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Subtract 2/48 from 20/35

20/35 - 2/48 is 89/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 48 is 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 48 = 1680,
    20/35 = 20 × 48/35 × 48 = 960/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 35 = 1680,
    2/48 = 2 × 35/48 × 35 = 70/1680
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    960/1680 - 70/1680 = 960 - 70/1680 = 890/1680
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/168

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