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Subtract 2/16 from 35/42

35/42 - 2/16 is 17/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    35/42 = 35 × 8/42 × 8 = 280/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    2/16 = 2 × 21/16 × 21 = 42/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/336 - 42/336 = 280 - 42/336 = 238/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/24

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