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Subtract 98/16 from 98/30

1st number: 3 8/30, 2nd number: 6 2/16

98/30 - 98/16 is -343/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    98/30 = 98 × 8/30 × 8 = 784/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    98/16 = 98 × 15/16 × 15 = 1470/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    784/240 - 1470/240 = 784 - 1470/240 = -686/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -343/120

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