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Subtract 49/48 from 40/8

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 1 1/48

40/8 - 49/48 is 191/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 48 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 6 = 48,
    40/8 = 40 × 6/8 × 6 = 240/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    49/48 = 49 × 1/48 × 1 = 49/48
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    240/48 - 49/48 = 240 - 49/48 = 191/48
  5. In mixed form: 347/48

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