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Subtract 3/49 from 5/12

5/12 - 3/49 is 209/588.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 49 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    5/12 = 5 × 49/12 × 49 = 245/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,
    3/49 = 3 × 12/49 × 12 = 36/588
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    245/588 - 36/588 = 245 - 36/588 = 209/588

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