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Subtract 2/48 from 30/10

1st number: 3 0/10, 2nd number: 2/48

30/10 - 2/48 is 71/24.

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,
    30/10 = 30 × 24/10 × 24 = 720/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    2/48 = 2 × 5/48 × 5 = 10/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    720/240 - 10/240 = 720 - 10/240 = 710/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/24
  6. In mixed form: 223/24

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