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Subtract 84/50 from 48/42

1st number: 1 6/42, 2nd number: 1 34/50

48/42 - 84/50 is -94/175.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    48/42 = 48 × 25/42 × 25 = 1200/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    84/50 = 84 × 21/50 × 21 = 1764/1050
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1200/1050 - 1764/1050 = 1200 - 1764/1050 = -564/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -94/175

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