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Subtract 56/49 from 21/2

1st number: 10 1/2, 2nd number: 1 7/49

21/2 - 56/49 is 131/14.

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,
    56/49 = 56 × 2/49 × 2 = 112/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1029/98 - 112/98 = 1029 - 112/98 = 917/98
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 131/14
  6. In mixed form: 95/14

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