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Subtract 48/54 from 9/4

1st number: 2 1/4, 2nd number: 48/54

9/4 - 48/54 is 49/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 54 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 27 = 108,
    9/4 = 9 × 27/4 × 27 = 243/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 2 = 108,
    48/54 = 48 × 2/54 × 2 = 96/108
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    243/108 - 96/108 = 243 - 96/108 = 147/108
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/36
  6. In mixed form: 113/36

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