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Subtract 35/18 from 42/21

1st number: 2 0/21, 2nd number: 1 17/18

42/21 - 35/18 is 1/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 6 = 126,
    42/21 = 42 × 6/21 × 6 = 252/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    35/18 = 35 × 7/18 × 7 = 245/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/126 - 245/126 = 252 - 245/126 = 7/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/18

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