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Subtract 1/56 from 4/42

4/42 - 1/56 is 13/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    4/42 = 4 × 4/42 × 4 = 16/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    1/56 = 1 × 3/56 × 3 = 3/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/168 - 3/168 = 16 - 3/168 = 13/168

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