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Subtract 24/9 from 42/4

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 2 6/9

42/4 - 24/9 is 47/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    42/4 = 42 × 9/4 × 9 = 378/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    24/9 = 24 × 4/9 × 4 = 96/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    378/36 - 96/36 = 378 - 96/36 = 282/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/6
  6. In mixed form: 75/6

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