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Subtract 9/49 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 9/49

5/2 - 9/49 is 227/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 49 = 98,
    5/2 = 5 × 49/2 × 49 = 245/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    9/49 = 9 × 2/49 × 2 = 18/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    245/98 - 18/98 = 245 - 18/98 = 227/98
  5. In mixed form: 231/98

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