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Subtract 63/42 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1 21/42

5/2 - 63/42 is 1/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    5/2 = 5 × 21/2 × 21 = 105/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    63/42 = 63 × 1/42 × 1 = 63/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/42 - 63/42 = 105 - 63/42 = 42/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/1

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