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Subtract 6/24 from 49/4

1st number: 12 1/4, 2nd number: 6/24

49/4 - 6/24 is 12/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 6 = 24,
    49/4 = 49 × 6/4 × 6 = 294/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    6/24 = 6 × 1/24 × 1 = 6/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    294/24 - 6/24 = 294 - 6/24 = 288/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 12/1

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