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Subtract 98/16 from 42/30

1st number: 1 12/30, 2nd number: 6 2/16

42/30 - 98/16 is -189/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    42/30 = 42 × 8/30 × 8 = 336/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    98/16 = 98 × 15/16 × 15 = 1470/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    336/240 - 1470/240 = 336 - 1470/240 = -1134/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -189/40

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