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Subtract 63/42 from 25/2

1st number: 12 1/2, 2nd number: 1 21/42

25/2 - 63/42 is 11/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    25/2 = 25 × 21/2 × 21 = 525/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    63/42 = 63 × 1/42 × 1 = 63/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    525/42 - 63/42 = 525 - 63/42 = 462/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/1

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