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Subtract 5/30 from 42/12

1st number: 3 6/12, 2nd number: 5/30

42/12 - 5/30 is 10/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    42/12 = 42 × 5/12 × 5 = 210/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    5/30 = 5 × 2/30 × 2 = 10/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    210/60 - 10/60 = 210 - 10/60 = 200/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 10/3
  6. In mixed form: 31/3

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