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Subtract 42/9 from 10/4

1st number: 2 2/4, 2nd number: 4 6/9

10/4 - 42/9 is -13/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    10/4 = 10 × 9/4 × 9 = 90/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    42/9 = 42 × 4/9 × 4 = 168/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/36 - 168/36 = 90 - 168/36 = -78/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/6

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