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Subtract 16/30 from 42/50

42/50 - 16/30 is 23/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 30 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    42/50 = 42 × 3/50 × 3 = 126/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    16/30 = 16 × 5/30 × 5 = 80/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/150 - 80/150 = 126 - 80/150 = 46/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/75

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