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Subtract 63/27 from 5/49

1st number: 5/49, 2nd number: 2 9/27

5/49 - 63/27 is -328/147.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 27 is 1323

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1323
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 27 = 1323,
    5/49 = 5 × 27/49 × 27 = 135/1323
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 49 = 1323,
    63/27 = 63 × 49/27 × 49 = 3087/1323
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    135/1323 - 3087/1323 = 135 - 3087/1323 = -2952/1323
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -328/147

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