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Subtract 1/16 from 28/42

28/42 - 1/16 is 29/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    28/42 = 28 × 8/42 × 8 = 224/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    1/16 = 1 × 21/16 × 21 = 21/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/336 - 21/336 = 224 - 21/336 = 203/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/48

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