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Subtract 12/10 from 42/16

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

42/16 - 12/10 is 57/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 10 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    42/16 = 42 × 5/16 × 5 = 210/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 8 = 80,
    12/10 = 12 × 8/10 × 8 = 96/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    210/80 - 96/80 = 210 - 96/80 = 114/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 57/40
  6. In mixed form: 117/40

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