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Subtract 35/27 from 42/2

1st number: 21 0/2, 2nd number: 1 8/27

42/2 - 35/27 is 532/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 27 = 54,
    42/2 = 42 × 27/2 × 27 = 1134/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    35/27 = 35 × 2/27 × 2 = 70/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1134/54 - 70/54 = 1134 - 70/54 = 1064/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 532/27
  6. In mixed form: 1919/27

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