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Subtract 20/49 from 5/4

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 20/49

5/4 - 20/49 is 165/196.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 49 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 49 = 196,
    5/4 = 5 × 49/4 × 49 = 245/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 4 = 196,
    20/49 = 20 × 4/49 × 4 = 80/196
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    245/196 - 80/196 = 245 - 80/196 = 165/196

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