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Subtract 49/10 from 6/24

1st number: 6/24, 2nd number: 4 9/10

6/24 - 49/10 is -93/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 10 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    6/24 = 6 × 5/24 × 5 = 30/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 12 = 120,
    49/10 = 49 × 12/10 × 12 = 588/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/120 - 588/120 = 30 - 588/120 = -558/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -93/20

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