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Subtract 40/6 from 42/25

1st number: 1 17/25, 2nd number: 6 4/6

42/25 - 40/6 is -374/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 6 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 6 × 25 = 150,
    40/6 = 40 × 25/6 × 25 = 1000/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/150 - 1000/150 = 252 - 1000/150 = -748/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -374/75

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