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Subtract 49/48 from 8/42

1st number: 8/42, 2nd number: 1 1/48

8/42 - 49/48 is -93/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    8/42 = 8 × 8/42 × 8 = 64/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    49/48 = 49 × 7/48 × 7 = 343/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/336 - 343/336 = 64 - 343/336 = -279/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -93/112

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