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Subtract 42/24 from 1/6

1st number: 1/6, 2nd number: 1 18/24

1/6 - 42/24 is -19/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    1/6 = 1 × 4/6 × 4 = 4/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    42/24 = 42 × 1/24 × 1 = 42/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/24 - 42/24 = 4 - 42/24 = -38/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/12

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