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Subtract 7/20 from 42/24

1st number: 1 18/24, 2nd number: 7/20

42/24 - 7/20 is 7/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 20 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 20 × 6 = 120,
    7/20 = 7 × 6/20 × 6 = 42/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    210/120 - 42/120 = 210 - 42/120 = 168/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/5
  6. In mixed form: 12/5

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