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Subtract 20/50 from 42/16

1st number: 2 10/16, 2nd number: 20/50

42/16 - 20/50 is 89/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 50 is 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 25 = 400,
    42/16 = 42 × 25/16 × 25 = 1050/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 8 = 400,
    20/50 = 20 × 8/50 × 8 = 160/400
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1050/400 - 160/400 = 1050 - 160/400 = 890/400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/40
  6. In mixed form: 29/40

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