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Subtract 35/9 from 42/63

1st number: 42/63, 2nd number: 3 8/9

42/63 - 35/9 is -29/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 9 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 1 = 63,
    42/63 = 42 × 1/63 × 1 = 42/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,
    35/9 = 35 × 7/9 × 7 = 245/63
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/63 - 245/63 = 42 - 245/63 = -203/63
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/9

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