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Subtract 12/49 from 4/15

4/15 - 12/49 is 16/735.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 49 is 735
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 49 = 735,
    4/15 = 4 × 49/15 × 49 = 196/735
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 15 = 735,
    12/49 = 12 × 15/49 × 15 = 180/735
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    196/735 - 180/735 = 196 - 180/735 = 16/735

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