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Subtract 2/8 from 15/42

15/42 - 2/8 is 3/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    15/42 = 15 × 4/42 × 4 = 60/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    2/8 = 2 × 21/8 × 21 = 42/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/168 - 42/168 = 60 - 42/168 = 18/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/28

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