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Subtract 40/42 from 30/5

1st number: 6 0/5, 2nd number: 40/42

30/5 - 40/42 is 106/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    30/5 = 30 × 42/5 × 42 = 1260/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    40/42 = 40 × 5/42 × 5 = 200/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1260/210 - 200/210 = 1260 - 200/210 = 1060/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 106/21
  6. In mixed form: 51/21

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