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Subtract 16/30 from 42/60

42/60 - 16/30 is 1/6.

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,
    16/30 = 16 × 2/30 × 2 = 32/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/60 - 32/60 = 42 - 32/60 = 10/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/6

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