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Subtract 48/42 from 3/98

1st number: 3/98, 2nd number: 1 6/42

3/98 - 48/42 is -109/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 42 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 3 = 294,
    3/98 = 3 × 3/98 × 3 = 9/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 7 = 294,
    48/42 = 48 × 7/42 × 7 = 336/294
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    9/294 - 336/294 = 9 - 336/294 = -327/294
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -109/98

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