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Subtract 1/18 from 42/16

1st number: 2 10/16, 2nd number: 1/18

42/16 - 1/18 is 185/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 18 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    42/16 = 42 × 9/16 × 9 = 378/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    1/18 = 1 × 8/18 × 8 = 8/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    378/144 - 8/144 = 378 - 8/144 = 370/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 185/72
  6. In mixed form: 241/72

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