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Subtract 42/32 from 10/2

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 1 10/32

10/2 - 42/32 is 59/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 32 is 32
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 16 = 32,
    10/2 = 10 × 16/2 × 16 = 160/32
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 1 = 32,
    42/32 = 42 × 1/32 × 1 = 42/32
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/32 - 42/32 = 160 - 42/32 = 118/32
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/16
  6. In mixed form: 311/16

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