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Subtract 63/42 from 45/8

1st number: 5 5/8, 2nd number: 1 21/42

45/8 - 63/42 is 33/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 42 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    45/8 = 45 × 21/8 × 21 = 945/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    63/42 = 63 × 4/42 × 4 = 252/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    945/168 - 252/168 = 945 - 252/168 = 693/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/8
  6. In mixed form: 41/8

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