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Subtract 42/16 from 28/6

1st number: 4 4/6, 2nd number: 2 10/16

28/6 - 42/16 is 49/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    28/6 = 28 × 8/6 × 8 = 224/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    42/16 = 42 × 3/16 × 3 = 126/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/48 - 126/48 = 224 - 126/48 = 98/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/24
  6. In mixed form: 21/24

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