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Subtract 54/20 from 49/35

1st number: 1 14/35, 2nd number: 2 14/20

49/35 - 54/20 is -13/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    49/35 = 49 × 4/35 × 4 = 196/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    54/20 = 54 × 7/20 × 7 = 378/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    196/140 - 378/140 = 196 - 378/140 = -182/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/10

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