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Subtract 48/60 from 3/98

3/98 - 48/60 is -377/490.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 60 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 30 = 2940,
    3/98 = 3 × 30/98 × 30 = 90/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    48/60 = 48 × 49/60 × 49 = 2352/2940
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/2940 - 2352/2940 = 90 - 2352/2940 = -2262/2940
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -377/490

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