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Subtract 28/48 from 28/18

1st number: 1 10/18, 2nd number: 28/48

28/18 - 28/48 is 35/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    28/18 = 28 × 8/18 × 8 = 224/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    28/48 = 28 × 3/48 × 3 = 84/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/144 - 84/144 = 224 - 84/144 = 140/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 35/36

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