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Subtract 42/50 from 48/28

1st number: 1 20/28, 2nd number: 42/50

48/28 - 42/50 is 153/175.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 50 is 700
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 25 = 700,
    48/28 = 48 × 25/28 × 25 = 1200/700
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 14 = 700,
    42/50 = 42 × 14/50 × 14 = 588/700
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1200/700 - 588/700 = 1200 - 588/700 = 612/700
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 153/175

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