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Subtract 9/98 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 9/98

5/2 - 9/98 is 118/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 98 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 98 × 1 = 98,
    9/98 = 9 × 1/98 × 1 = 9/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    245/98 - 9/98 = 245 - 9/98 = 236/98
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 118/49
  6. In mixed form: 220/49

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