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Subtract 8/21 from 48/3

1st number: 16 0/3, 2nd number: 8/21

48/3 - 8/21 is 328/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 21 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    48/3 = 48 × 7/3 × 7 = 336/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 1 = 21,
    8/21 = 8 × 1/21 × 1 = 8/21
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    336/21 - 8/21 = 336 - 8/21 = 328/21
  5. In mixed form: 1513/21

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