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Subtract 9/7 from 42/6

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

42/6 - 9/7 is 40/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 7 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    42/6 = 42 × 7/6 × 7 = 294/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,
    9/7 = 9 × 6/7 × 6 = 54/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    294/42 - 54/42 = 294 - 54/42 = 240/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 40/7
  6. In mixed form: 55/7

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