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Subtract 49/9 from 42/6

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 5 4/9

42/6 - 49/9 is 14/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    42/6 = 42 × 3/6 × 3 = 126/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    49/9 = 49 × 2/9 × 2 = 98/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/18 - 98/18 = 126 - 98/18 = 28/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 14/9
  6. In mixed form: 15/9

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