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Subtract 48/84 from 21/2

1st number: 10 1/2, 2nd number: 48/84

21/2 - 48/84 is 139/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 42 = 84,
    21/2 = 21 × 42/2 × 42 = 882/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    48/84 = 48 × 1/84 × 1 = 48/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    882/84 - 48/84 = 882 - 48/84 = 834/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 139/14
  6. In mixed form: 913/14

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