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Subtract 80/98 from 50/14

1st number: 3 8/14, 2nd number: 80/98

50/14 - 80/98 is 135/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 98 is 98

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 7 = 98,
    50/14 = 50 × 7/14 × 7 = 350/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 1 = 98,
    80/98 = 80 × 1/98 × 1 = 80/98
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    350/98 - 80/98 = 350 - 80/98 = 270/98
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 135/49
  6. In mixed form: 237/49

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