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Subtract 3/9 from 42/75

42/75 - 3/9 is 17/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 9 is 225
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 3 = 225,
    42/75 = 42 × 3/75 × 3 = 126/225
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 25 = 225,
    3/9 = 3 × 25/9 × 25 = 75/225
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/225 - 75/225 = 126 - 75/225 = 51/225
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/75

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