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Subtract 98/48 from 40/98

1st number: 40/98, 2nd number: 2 2/48

40/98 - 98/48 is -1921/1176.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 48 is 2352
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 24 = 2352,
    40/98 = 40 × 24/98 × 24 = 960/2352
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 49 = 2352,
    98/48 = 98 × 49/48 × 49 = 4802/2352
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    960/2352 - 4802/2352 = 960 - 4802/2352 = -3842/2352
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1921/1176

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