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Subtract 3/42 from 10/4

1st number: 2 2/4, 2nd number: 3/42

10/4 - 3/42 is 17/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    10/4 = 10 × 21/4 × 21 = 210/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    3/42 = 3 × 2/42 × 2 = 6/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    210/84 - 6/84 = 210 - 6/84 = 204/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/7
  6. In mixed form: 23/7

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