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Subtract 24/10 from 42/90

1st number: 42/90, 2nd number: 2 4/10

42/90 - 24/10 is -29/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 10 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,
    42/90 = 42 × 1/90 × 1 = 42/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 9 = 90,
    24/10 = 24 × 9/10 × 9 = 216/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/90 - 216/90 = 42 - 216/90 = -174/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/15

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