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Subtract 42/50 from 48/56

48/56 - 42/50 is 3/175.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 50 is 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    48/56 = 48 × 25/56 × 25 = 1200/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 28 = 1400,
    42/50 = 42 × 28/50 × 28 = 1176/1400
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1200/1400 - 1176/1400 = 1200 - 1176/1400 = 24/1400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/175

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