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Subtract 16/30 from 42/75

42/75 - 16/30 is 2/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 30 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 2 = 150,
    42/75 = 42 × 2/75 × 2 = 84/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    16/30 = 16 × 5/30 × 5 = 80/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/150 - 80/150 = 84 - 80/150 = 4/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/75

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