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Subtract 30/4 from 4/42

1st number: 4/42, 2nd number: 7 2/4

4/42 - 30/4 is -311/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 4 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    4/42 = 4 × 2/42 × 2 = 8/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    30/4 = 30 × 21/4 × 21 = 630/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/84 - 630/84 = 8 - 630/84 = -622/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -311/42

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