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Subtract 1/6 from 42/16

1st number: 2 10/16, 2nd number: 1/6

42/16 - 1/6 is 59/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 6 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    42/16 = 42 × 3/16 × 3 = 126/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    1/6 = 1 × 8/6 × 8 = 8/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/48 - 8/48 = 126 - 8/48 = 118/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/24
  6. In mixed form: 211/24

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