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Subtract 7/50 from 42/24

1st number: 1 18/24, 2nd number: 7/50

42/24 - 7/50 is 161/100.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 50 is 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 25 = 600,
    42/24 = 42 × 25/24 × 25 = 1050/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 12 = 600,
    7/50 = 7 × 12/50 × 12 = 84/600
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1050/600 - 84/600 = 1050 - 84/600 = 966/600
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 161/100
  6. In mixed form: 161/100

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