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Subtract 9/49 from 8/4

1st number: 2 0/4, 2nd number: 9/49

8/4 - 9/49 is 89/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 49 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 49 = 196,
    8/4 = 8 × 49/4 × 49 = 392/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 4 = 196,
    9/49 = 9 × 4/49 × 4 = 36/196
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    392/196 - 36/196 = 392 - 36/196 = 356/196
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/49
  6. In mixed form: 140/49

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