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Subtract 8/49 from 63/42

1st number: 1 21/42, 2nd number: 8/49

63/42 - 8/49 is 131/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 49 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 7 = 294,
    63/42 = 63 × 7/42 × 7 = 441/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,
    8/49 = 8 × 6/49 × 6 = 48/294
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    441/294 - 48/294 = 441 - 48/294 = 393/294
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 131/98
  6. In mixed form: 133/98

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