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Subtract 49/16 from 49/21

1st number: 2 7/21, 2nd number: 3 1/16

49/21 - 49/16 is -35/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 16 = 336,
    49/21 = 49 × 16/21 × 16 = 784/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    49/16 = 49 × 21/16 × 21 = 1029/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    784/336 - 1029/336 = 784 - 1029/336 = -245/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -35/48

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