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Subtract 4/50 from 42/48

42/48 - 4/50 is 159/200.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 50 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 25 = 1200,
    42/48 = 42 × 25/48 × 25 = 1050/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 24 = 1200,
    4/50 = 4 × 24/50 × 24 = 96/1200
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1050/1200 - 96/1200 = 1050 - 96/1200 = 954/1200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 159/200

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