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Subtract 16/18 from 49/20

1st number: 2 9/20, 2nd number: 16/18

49/20 - 16/18 is 281/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 18 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    49/20 = 49 × 9/20 × 9 = 441/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    16/18 = 16 × 10/18 × 10 = 160/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    441/180 - 160/180 = 441 - 160/180 = 281/180
  5. In mixed form: 1101/180

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