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Subtract 42/48 from 30/2

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 42/48

30/2 - 42/48 is 113/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 24 = 48,
    30/2 = 30 × 24/2 × 24 = 720/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    42/48 = 42 × 1/48 × 1 = 42/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    720/48 - 42/48 = 720 - 42/48 = 678/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 113/8
  6. In mixed form: 141/8

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