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Subtract 6/4 from 49/3

1st number: 16 1/3, 2nd number: 1 2/4

49/3 - 6/4 is 89/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 4 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 4 × 3 = 12,
    6/4 = 6 × 3/4 × 3 = 18/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    196/12 - 18/12 = 196 - 18/12 = 178/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/6
  6. In mixed form: 145/6

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