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Subtract 1/30 from 42/60

42/60 - 1/30 is 2/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    42/60 = 42 × 1/60 × 1 = 42/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    1/30 = 1 × 2/30 × 2 = 2/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/60 - 2/60 = 42 - 2/60 = 40/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/3

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