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Subtract 60/42 from 30/16

1st number: 1 14/16, 2nd number: 1 18/42

30/16 - 60/42 is 25/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 42 is 336

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    30/16 = 30 × 21/16 × 21 = 630/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    60/42 = 60 × 8/42 × 8 = 480/336
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    630/336 - 480/336 = 630 - 480/336 = 150/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/56

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