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Subtract 8/49 from 42/2

1st number: 21 0/2, 2nd number: 8/49

42/2 - 8/49 is 1021/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 49 = 98,
    42/2 = 42 × 49/2 × 49 = 2058/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    8/49 = 8 × 2/49 × 2 = 16/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2058/98 - 16/98 = 2058 - 16/98 = 2042/98
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1021/49
  6. In mixed form: 2041/49

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