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Subtract 16/49 from 21/2

1st number: 10 1/2, 2nd number: 16/49

21/2 - 16/49 is 997/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 49 = 98,
    21/2 = 21 × 49/2 × 49 = 1029/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    16/49 = 16 × 2/49 × 2 = 32/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1029/98 - 32/98 = 1029 - 32/98 = 997/98
  5. In mixed form: 1017/98

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