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Subtract 18/48 from 3/10

3/10 - 18/48 is -3/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 24 = 240,
    3/10 = 3 × 24/10 × 24 = 72/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    18/48 = 18 × 5/48 × 5 = 90/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/240 - 90/240 = 72 - 90/240 = -18/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/40

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