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Subtract 63/98 from 81/40

1st number: 2 1/40, 2nd number: 63/98

81/40 - 63/98 is 387/280.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 98 is 1960
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 49 = 1960,
    81/40 = 81 × 49/40 × 49 = 3969/1960
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 20 = 1960,
    63/98 = 63 × 20/98 × 20 = 1260/1960
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3969/1960 - 1260/1960 = 3969 - 1260/1960 = 2709/1960
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 387/280
  6. In mixed form: 1107/280

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