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Subtract 48/27 from 21/4

1st number: 5 1/4, 2nd number: 1 21/27

21/4 - 48/27 is 125/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 27 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 27 = 108,
    21/4 = 21 × 27/4 × 27 = 567/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,
    48/27 = 48 × 4/27 × 4 = 192/108
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    567/108 - 192/108 = 567 - 192/108 = 375/108
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 125/36
  6. In mixed form: 317/36

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