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Subtract 2/98 from 42/60

42/60 - 2/98 is 333/490.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 98 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    42/60 = 42 × 49/60 × 49 = 2058/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 30 = 2940,
    2/98 = 2 × 30/98 × 30 = 60/2940
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2058/2940 - 60/2940 = 2058 - 60/2940 = 1998/2940
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 333/490

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