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Subtract 10/56 from 4/42

4/42 - 10/56 is -1/12.

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,
    10/56 = 10 × 3/56 × 3 = 30/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/168 - 30/168 = 16 - 30/168 = -14/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/12

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