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Subtract 15/9 from 10/42

1st number: 10/42, 2nd number: 1 6/9

10/42 - 15/9 is -10/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 9 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    10/42 = 10 × 3/42 × 3 = 30/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    15/9 = 15 × 14/9 × 14 = 210/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/126 - 210/126 = 30 - 210/126 = -180/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -10/7

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