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Subtract 2/48 from 5/21

5/21 - 2/48 is 11/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 16 = 336,
    5/21 = 5 × 16/21 × 16 = 80/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    2/48 = 2 × 7/48 × 7 = 14/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/336 - 14/336 = 80 - 14/336 = 66/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/56

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