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Subtract 49/96 from 40/12

1st number: 3 4/12, 2nd number: 49/96

40/12 - 49/96 is 271/96.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 96 is 96

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 8 = 96,
    40/12 = 40 × 8/12 × 8 = 320/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 1 = 96,
    49/96 = 49 × 1/96 × 1 = 49/96
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    320/96 - 49/96 = 320 - 49/96 = 271/96
  5. In mixed form: 279/96

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