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Subtract 42/80 from 49/35

1st number: 1 14/35, 2nd number: 42/80

49/35 - 42/80 is 7/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 80 is 560

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 16 = 560,
    49/35 = 49 × 16/35 × 16 = 784/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 7 = 560,
    42/80 = 42 × 7/80 × 7 = 294/560
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    784/560 - 294/560 = 784 - 294/560 = 490/560
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/8

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