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Subtract 15/6 from 42/24

1st number: 1 18/24, 2nd number: 2 3/6

42/24 - 15/6 is -3/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 6 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    42/24 = 42 × 1/24 × 1 = 42/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    15/6 = 15 × 4/6 × 4 = 60/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/24 - 60/24 = 42 - 60/24 = -18/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/4

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