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Subtract 9/49 from 42/5

1st number: 8 2/5, 2nd number: 9/49

42/5 - 9/49 is 2013/245.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 49 is 245
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 49 = 245,
    42/5 = 42 × 49/5 × 49 = 2058/245
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 5 = 245,
    9/49 = 9 × 5/49 × 5 = 45/245
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2058/245 - 45/245 = 2058 - 45/245 = 2013/245
  5. In mixed form: 853/245

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