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Subtract 7/48 from 8/70

8/70 - 7/48 is -53/1680.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 48 is 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 24 = 1680,
    8/70 = 8 × 24/70 × 24 = 192/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 35 = 1680,
    7/48 = 7 × 35/48 × 35 = 245/1680
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    192/1680 - 245/1680 = 192 - 245/1680 = -53/1680

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