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Subtract 49/48 from 70/9

1st number: 7 7/9, 2nd number: 1 1/48

70/9 - 49/48 is 973/144.

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,
    70/9 = 70 × 16/9 × 16 = 1120/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    49/48 = 49 × 3/48 × 3 = 147/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/144 - 147/144 = 1120 - 147/144 = 973/144
  5. In mixed form: 6109/144

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