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Subtract 48/42 from 3/6

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

3/6 - 48/42 is -9/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    3/6 = 3 × 7/6 × 7 = 21/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    48/42 = 48 × 1/42 × 1 = 48/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    21/42 - 48/42 = 21 - 48/42 = -27/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/14

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