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Subtract 42/50 from 1/35

1/35 - 42/50 is -142/175.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 50 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 10 = 350,
    1/35 = 1 × 10/35 × 10 = 10/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    42/50 = 42 × 7/50 × 7 = 294/350
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/350 - 294/350 = 10 - 294/350 = -284/350
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -142/175

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