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Subtract 5/20 from 30/49

30/49 - 5/20 is 71/196.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 20 is 980
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 20 = 980,
    30/49 = 30 × 20/49 × 20 = 600/980
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 49 = 980,
    5/20 = 5 × 49/20 × 49 = 245/980
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    600/980 - 245/980 = 600 - 245/980 = 355/980
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/196

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