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Subtract 14/80 from 49/30

1st number: 1 19/30, 2nd number: 14/80

49/30 - 14/80 is 35/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    49/30 = 49 × 8/30 × 8 = 392/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    14/80 = 14 × 3/80 × 3 = 42/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    392/240 - 42/240 = 392 - 42/240 = 350/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 35/24
  6. In mixed form: 111/24

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