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Subtract 18/49 from 8/12

8/12 - 18/49 is 44/147.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 49 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    8/12 = 8 × 49/12 × 49 = 392/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,
    18/49 = 18 × 12/49 × 12 = 216/588
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    392/588 - 216/588 = 392 - 216/588 = 176/588
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 44/147

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