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Subtract 40/49 from 42/14

1st number: 3 0/14, 2nd number: 40/49

42/14 - 40/49 is 107/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 7 = 98,
    42/14 = 42 × 7/14 × 7 = 294/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    40/49 = 40 × 2/49 × 2 = 80/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    294/98 - 80/98 = 294 - 80/98 = 214/98
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 107/49
  6. In mixed form: 29/49

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