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Subtract 10/80 from 4/42

4/42 - 10/80 is -5/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 80 is 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 40 = 1680,
    4/42 = 4 × 40/42 × 40 = 160/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 21 = 1680,
    10/80 = 10 × 21/80 × 21 = 210/1680
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/1680 - 210/1680 = 160 - 210/1680 = -50/1680
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/168

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