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Subtract 49/16 from 40/24

1st number: 1 16/24, 2nd number: 3 1/16

40/24 - 49/16 is -67/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 16 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 2 = 48,
    40/24 = 40 × 2/24 × 2 = 80/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    49/16 = 49 × 3/16 × 3 = 147/48
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    80/48 - 147/48 = 80 - 147/48 = -67/48

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