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Subtract 48/6 from 21/2

1st number: 10 1/2, 2nd number: 8 0/6

21/2 - 48/6 is 5/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    21/2 = 21 × 3/2 × 3 = 63/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    48/6 = 48 × 1/6 × 1 = 48/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/6 - 48/6 = 63 - 48/6 = 15/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/2
  6. In mixed form: 21/2

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