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Subtract 18/49 from 27/48

27/48 - 18/49 is 153/784.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 49 is 2352
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 49 = 2352,
    27/48 = 27 × 49/48 × 49 = 1323/2352
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 48 = 2352,
    18/49 = 18 × 48/49 × 48 = 864/2352
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1323/2352 - 864/2352 = 1323 - 864/2352 = 459/2352
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 153/784

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