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Subtract 1/6 from 42/12

1st number: 3 6/12, 2nd number: 1/6

42/12 - 1/6 is 10/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    42/12 = 42 × 1/12 × 1 = 42/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    1/6 = 1 × 2/6 × 2 = 2/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/12 - 2/12 = 42 - 2/12 = 40/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 10/3
  6. In mixed form: 31/3

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