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Subtract 4/48 from 7/6

1st number: 1 1/6, 2nd number: 4/48

7/6 - 4/48 is 13/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    7/6 = 7 × 8/6 × 8 = 56/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    4/48 = 4 × 1/48 × 1 = 4/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/48 - 4/48 = 56 - 4/48 = 52/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/12
  6. In mixed form: 11/12

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