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Subtract 7/16 from 42/6

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 7/16

42/6 - 7/16 is 105/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    42/6 = 42 × 8/6 × 8 = 336/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    7/16 = 7 × 3/16 × 3 = 21/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    336/48 - 21/48 = 336 - 21/48 = 315/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 105/16
  6. In mixed form: 69/16

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