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Subtract 10/7 from 2/42

1st number: 2/42, 2nd number: 1 3/7

2/42 - 10/7 is -29/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 7 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    2/42 = 2 × 1/42 × 1 = 2/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,
    10/7 = 10 × 6/7 × 6 = 60/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/42 - 60/42 = 2 - 60/42 = -58/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/21

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