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Subtract 3/36 from 49/4

1st number: 12 1/4, 2nd number: 3/36

49/4 - 3/36 is 73/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    49/4 = 49 × 9/4 × 9 = 441/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    3/36 = 3 × 1/36 × 1 = 3/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    441/36 - 3/36 = 441 - 3/36 = 438/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73/6
  6. In mixed form: 121/6

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