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Subtract 42/16 from 24/84

1st number: 24/84, 2nd number: 2 10/16

24/84 - 42/16 is -131/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 4 = 336,
    24/84 = 24 × 4/84 × 4 = 96/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    42/16 = 42 × 21/16 × 21 = 882/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    96/336 - 882/336 = 96 - 882/336 = -786/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -131/56

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