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Subtract 3/42 from 2/4

2/4 - 3/42 is 3/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    2/4 = 2 × 21/4 × 21 = 42/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    3/42 = 3 × 2/42 × 2 = 6/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/84 - 6/84 = 42 - 6/84 = 36/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/7

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