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Subtract 20/56 from 42/10

1st number: 4 2/10, 2nd number: 20/56

42/10 - 20/56 is 269/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 28 = 280,
    42/10 = 42 × 28/10 × 28 = 1176/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    20/56 = 20 × 5/56 × 5 = 100/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1176/280 - 100/280 = 1176 - 100/280 = 1076/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 269/70
  6. In mixed form: 359/70

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