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Subtract 48/42 from 3/36

1st number: 3/36, 2nd number: 1 6/42

3/36 - 48/42 is -89/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 42 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    3/36 = 3 × 7/36 × 7 = 21/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    48/42 = 48 × 6/42 × 6 = 288/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    21/252 - 288/252 = 21 - 288/252 = -267/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -89/84

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