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Subtract 42/24 from 1/4

1st number: 1/4, 2nd number: 1 18/24

1/4 - 42/24 is -3/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 6 = 24,
    1/4 = 1 × 6/4 × 6 = 6/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    42/24 = 42 × 1/24 × 1 = 42/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/24 - 42/24 = 6 - 42/24 = -36/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/2

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