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Subtract 49/80 from 70/18

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 49/80

70/18 - 49/80 is 2359/720.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 40 = 720,
    70/18 = 70 × 40/18 × 40 = 2800/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    49/80 = 49 × 9/80 × 9 = 441/720
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2800/720 - 441/720 = 2800 - 441/720 = 2359/720
  5. In mixed form: 3199/720

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