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Subtract 40/49 from 42/6

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 40/49

42/6 - 40/49 is 303/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 49 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 49 = 294,
    42/6 = 42 × 49/6 × 49 = 2058/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,
    40/49 = 40 × 6/49 × 6 = 240/294
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2058/294 - 240/294 = 2058 - 240/294 = 1818/294
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 303/49
  6. In mixed form: 69/49

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