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Subtract 80/49 from 21/4

1st number: 5 1/4, 2nd number: 1 31/49

21/4 - 80/49 is 709/196.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 49 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 49 = 196,
    21/4 = 21 × 49/4 × 49 = 1029/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 4 = 196,
    80/49 = 80 × 4/49 × 4 = 320/196
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1029/196 - 320/196 = 1029 - 320/196 = 709/196
  5. In mixed form: 3121/196

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