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Subtract 3/8 from 49/24

1st number: 2 1/24, 2nd number: 3/8

49/24 - 3/8 is 5/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    49/24 = 49 × 1/24 × 1 = 49/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    3/8 = 3 × 3/8 × 3 = 9/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    49/24 - 9/24 = 49 - 9/24 = 40/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/3
  6. In mixed form: 12/3

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