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Subtract 1/48 from 7/9

7/9 - 1/48 is 109/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    7/9 = 7 × 16/9 × 16 = 112/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    1/48 = 1 × 3/48 × 3 = 3/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/144 - 3/144 = 112 - 3/144 = 109/144

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