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Subtract 3/15 from 42/6

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 3/15

42/6 - 3/15 is 34/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 15 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    42/6 = 42 × 5/6 × 5 = 210/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    3/15 = 3 × 2/15 × 2 = 6/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    210/30 - 6/30 = 210 - 6/30 = 204/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 34/5
  6. In mixed form: 64/5

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