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Subtract 1/20 from 42/6

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 1/20

42/6 - 1/20 is 139/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 10 = 60,
    42/6 = 42 × 10/6 × 10 = 420/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    1/20 = 1 × 3/20 × 3 = 3/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    420/60 - 3/60 = 420 - 3/60 = 417/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 139/20
  6. In mixed form: 619/20

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