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Subtract 48/42 from 3/4

1st number: 3/4, 2nd number: 1 6/42

3/4 - 48/42 is -11/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    3/4 = 3 × 21/4 × 21 = 63/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    48/42 = 48 × 2/42 × 2 = 96/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/84 - 96/84 = 63 - 96/84 = -33/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -11/28

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