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Subtract 7/16 from 49/63

49/63 - 7/16 is 49/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 16 is 1008
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 16 = 1008,
    49/63 = 49 × 16/63 × 16 = 784/1008
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 63 = 1008,
    7/16 = 7 × 63/16 × 63 = 441/1008
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    784/1008 - 441/1008 = 784 - 441/1008 = 343/1008
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/144

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