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Subtract 7/48 from 84/18

1st number: 4 12/18, 2nd number: 7/48

84/18 - 7/48 is 217/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    84/18 = 84 × 8/18 × 8 = 672/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    7/48 = 7 × 3/48 × 3 = 21/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    672/144 - 21/144 = 672 - 21/144 = 651/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 217/48
  6. In mixed form: 425/48

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