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Subtract 8/49 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 8/49

8/3 - 8/49 is 368/147.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 49 is 147
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 49 = 147,
    8/3 = 8 × 49/3 × 49 = 392/147
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 3 = 147,
    8/49 = 8 × 3/49 × 3 = 24/147
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    392/147 - 24/147 = 392 - 24/147 = 368/147
  5. In mixed form: 274/147

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