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Subtract 2/8 from 5/49

5/49 - 2/8 is -29/196.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 8 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    5/49 = 5 × 8/49 × 8 = 40/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    2/8 = 2 × 49/8 × 49 = 98/392
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/392 - 98/392 = 40 - 98/392 = -58/392
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/196

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