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Subtract 42/30 from 4/14

1st number: 4/14, 2nd number: 1 12/30

4/14 - 42/30 is -39/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 30 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 15 = 210,
    4/14 = 4 × 15/14 × 15 = 60/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,
    42/30 = 42 × 7/30 × 7 = 294/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/210 - 294/210 = 60 - 294/210 = -234/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -39/35

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