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Subtract 5/50 from 42/5

1st number: 8 2/5, 2nd number: 5/50

42/5 - 5/50 is 83/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    42/5 = 42 × 10/5 × 10 = 420/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    5/50 = 5 × 1/50 × 1 = 5/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    420/50 - 5/50 = 420 - 5/50 = 415/50
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 83/10
  6. In mixed form: 83/10

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