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Subtract 49/6 from 42/28

1st number: 1 14/28, 2nd number: 8 1/6

42/28 - 49/6 is -20/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 6 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    42/28 = 42 × 3/28 × 3 = 126/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 14 = 84,
    49/6 = 49 × 14/6 × 14 = 686/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/84 - 686/84 = 126 - 686/84 = -560/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -20/3

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