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Subtract 49/48 from 40/4

1st number: 10 0/4, 2nd number: 1 1/48

40/4 - 49/48 is 431/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 48 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 12 = 48,
    40/4 = 40 × 12/4 × 12 = 480/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    49/48 = 49 × 1/48 × 1 = 49/48
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    480/48 - 49/48 = 480 - 49/48 = 431/48
  5. In mixed form: 847/48

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