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Subtract 2/49 from 21/60

21/60 - 2/49 is 303/980.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 49 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    21/60 = 21 × 49/60 × 49 = 1029/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 60 = 2940,
    2/49 = 2 × 60/49 × 60 = 120/2940
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1029/2940 - 120/2940 = 1029 - 120/2940 = 909/2940
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 303/980

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