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Subtract 8/49 from 21/14

1st number: 1 7/14, 2nd number: 8/49

21/14 - 8/49 is 131/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 7 = 98,
    21/14 = 21 × 7/14 × 7 = 147/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    8/49 = 8 × 2/49 × 2 = 16/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    147/98 - 16/98 = 147 - 16/98 = 131/98
  5. In mixed form: 133/98

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