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Subtract 14/42 from 49/3

1st number: 16 1/3, 2nd number: 14/42

49/3 - 14/42 is 16/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    49/3 = 49 × 14/3 × 14 = 686/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    14/42 = 14 × 1/42 × 1 = 14/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    686/42 - 14/42 = 686 - 14/42 = 672/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 16/1

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