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Subtract 10/4 from 42/3

1st number: 14 0/3, 2nd number: 2 2/4

42/3 - 10/4 is 23/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    42/3 = 42 × 4/3 × 4 = 168/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    10/4 = 10 × 3/4 × 3 = 30/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/12 - 30/12 = 168 - 30/12 = 138/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/2
  6. In mixed form: 111/2

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