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Subtract 2/12 from 49/3

1st number: 16 1/3, 2nd number: 2/12

49/3 - 2/12 is 97/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    49/3 = 49 × 4/3 × 4 = 196/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    2/12 = 2 × 1/12 × 1 = 2/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    196/12 - 2/12 = 196 - 2/12 = 194/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 97/6
  6. In mixed form: 161/6

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