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Subtract 7/9 from 42/14

1st number: 3 0/14, 2nd number: 7/9

42/14 - 7/9 is 20/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 9 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    42/14 = 42 × 9/14 × 9 = 378/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    7/9 = 7 × 14/9 × 14 = 98/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    378/126 - 98/126 = 378 - 98/126 = 280/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 20/9
  6. In mixed form: 22/9

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