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Subtract 1/48 from 49/3

1st number: 16 1/3, 2nd number: 1/48

49/3 - 1/48 is 261/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    49/3 = 49 × 16/3 × 16 = 784/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    1/48 = 1 × 1/48 × 1 = 1/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    784/48 - 1/48 = 784 - 1/48 = 783/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 261/16
  6. In mixed form: 165/16

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