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Subtract 35/10 from 42/24

1st number: 1 18/24, 2nd number: 3 5/10

42/24 - 35/10 is -7/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 10 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    42/24 = 42 × 5/24 × 5 = 210/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 12 = 120,
    35/10 = 35 × 12/10 × 12 = 420/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    210/120 - 420/120 = 210 - 420/120 = -210/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/4

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