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Subtract 3/40 from 49/24

1st number: 2 1/24, 2nd number: 3/40

49/24 - 3/40 is 59/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    49/24 = 49 × 5/24 × 5 = 245/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    3/40 = 3 × 3/40 × 3 = 9/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    245/120 - 9/120 = 245 - 9/120 = 236/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/30
  6. In mixed form: 129/30

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