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Subtract 8/49 from 63/28

1st number: 2 7/28, 2nd number: 8/49

63/28 - 8/49 is 409/196.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 49 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 7 = 196,
    63/28 = 63 × 7/28 × 7 = 441/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 4 = 196,
    8/49 = 8 × 4/49 × 4 = 32/196
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    441/196 - 32/196 = 441 - 32/196 = 409/196
  5. In mixed form: 217/196

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