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Subtract 3/49 from 7/3

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 3/49

7/3 - 3/49 is 334/147.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 49 is 147
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 49 = 147,
    7/3 = 7 × 49/3 × 49 = 343/147
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 3 = 147,
    3/49 = 3 × 3/49 × 3 = 9/147
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    343/147 - 9/147 = 343 - 9/147 = 334/147
  5. In mixed form: 240/147

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