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Subtract 98/48 from 20/36

1st number: 20/36, 2nd number: 2 2/48

20/36 - 98/48 is -107/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 48 is 144

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 4 = 144,
    20/36 = 20 × 4/36 × 4 = 80/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    98/48 = 98 × 3/48 × 3 = 294/144
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    80/144 - 294/144 = 80 - 294/144 = -214/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -107/72

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