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Subtract 25/9 from 49/16

1st number: 3 1/16, 2nd number: 2 7/9

49/16 - 25/9 is 41/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 9 is 144

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    49/16 = 49 × 9/16 × 9 = 441/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    25/9 = 25 × 16/9 × 16 = 400/144
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    441/144 - 400/144 = 441 - 400/144 = 41/144

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