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Subtract 42/16 from 30/14

1st number: 2 2/14, 2nd number: 2 10/16

30/14 - 42/16 is -27/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    30/14 = 30 × 8/14 × 8 = 240/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    42/16 = 42 × 7/16 × 7 = 294/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/112 - 294/112 = 240 - 294/112 = -54/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -27/56

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