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Subtract 54/4 from 5/42

1st number: 5/42, 2nd number: 13 2/4

5/42 - 54/4 is -281/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 4 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    5/42 = 5 × 2/42 × 2 = 10/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    54/4 = 54 × 21/4 × 21 = 1134/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/84 - 1134/84 = 10 - 1134/84 = -1124/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -281/21

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