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Subtract 48/42 from 3/24

1st number: 3/24, 2nd number: 1 6/42

3/24 - 48/42 is -57/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 42 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    3/24 = 3 × 7/24 × 7 = 21/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    48/42 = 48 × 4/42 × 4 = 192/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    21/168 - 192/168 = 21 - 192/168 = -171/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -57/56

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