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Subtract 48/30 from 42/25

1st number: 1 17/25, 2nd number: 1 18/30

42/25 - 48/30 is 2/25.

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,
    48/30 = 48 × 5/30 × 5 = 240/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/150 - 240/150 = 252 - 240/150 = 12/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/25

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