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Subtract 1/42 from 42/4

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 1/42

42/4 - 1/42 is 220/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    42/4 = 42 × 21/4 × 21 = 882/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    1/42 = 1 × 2/42 × 2 = 2/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    882/84 - 2/84 = 882 - 2/84 = 880/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 220/21
  6. In mixed form: 1010/21

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