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Subtract 7/8 from 49/10

1st number: 4 9/10, 2nd number: 7/8

49/10 - 7/8 is 161/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 8 is 40

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    49/10 = 49 × 4/10 × 4 = 196/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    7/8 = 7 × 5/8 × 5 = 35/40
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    196/40 - 35/40 = 196 - 35/40 = 161/40
  5. In mixed form: 41/40

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