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Subtract 3/48 from 21/4

1st number: 5 1/4, 2nd number: 3/48

21/4 - 3/48 is 83/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 12 = 48,
    21/4 = 21 × 12/4 × 12 = 252/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    3/48 = 3 × 1/48 × 1 = 3/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/48 - 3/48 = 252 - 3/48 = 249/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 83/16
  6. In mixed form: 53/16

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