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Subtract 32/30 from 42/25

1st number: 1 17/25, 2nd number: 1 2/30

42/25 - 32/30 is 46/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 30 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 6 = 150,
    42/25 = 42 × 6/25 × 6 = 252/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    32/30 = 32 × 5/30 × 5 = 160/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/150 - 160/150 = 252 - 160/150 = 92/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 46/75

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