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Subtract 42/48 from 5/35

5/35 - 42/48 is -41/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 48 is 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 48 = 1680,
    5/35 = 5 × 48/35 × 48 = 240/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 35 = 1680,
    42/48 = 42 × 35/48 × 35 = 1470/1680
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/1680 - 1470/1680 = 240 - 1470/1680 = -1230/1680
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -41/56

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