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Subtract 40/49 from 84/2

1st number: 42 0/2, 2nd number: 40/49

84/2 - 40/49 is 2018/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 49 = 98,
    84/2 = 84 × 49/2 × 49 = 4116/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    40/49 = 40 × 2/49 × 2 = 80/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4116/98 - 80/98 = 4116 - 80/98 = 4036/98
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2018/49
  6. In mixed form: 419/49

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