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Subtract 9/42 from 4/2

1st number: 2 0/2, 2nd number: 9/42

4/2 - 9/42 is 25/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    4/2 = 4 × 21/2 × 21 = 84/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    9/42 = 9 × 1/42 × 1 = 9/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/42 - 9/42 = 84 - 9/42 = 75/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/14
  6. In mixed form: 111/14

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