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Subtract 42/48 from 10/2

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 42/48

10/2 - 42/48 is 33/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 24 = 48,
    10/2 = 10 × 24/2 × 24 = 240/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    42/48 = 42 × 1/48 × 1 = 42/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/48 - 42/48 = 240 - 42/48 = 198/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/8
  6. In mixed form: 41/8

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