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Subtract 8/49 from 63/8

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

63/8 - 8/49 is 3023/392.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 49 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    63/8 = 63 × 49/8 × 49 = 3087/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    8/49 = 8 × 8/49 × 8 = 64/392
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3087/392 - 64/392 = 3087 - 64/392 = 3023/392
  5. In mixed form: 7279/392

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