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Subtract 1/6 from 42/56

42/56 - 1/6 is 7/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 6 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    42/56 = 42 × 3/56 × 3 = 126/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 28 = 168,
    1/6 = 1 × 28/6 × 28 = 28/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/168 - 28/168 = 126 - 28/168 = 98/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/12

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