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Subtract 16/45 from 42/4

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 16/45

42/4 - 16/45 is 913/90.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 45 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 45 = 180,
    42/4 = 42 × 45/4 × 45 = 1890/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    16/45 = 16 × 4/45 × 4 = 64/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1890/180 - 64/180 = 1890 - 64/180 = 1826/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 913/90
  6. In mixed form: 1013/90

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