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Subtract 8/45 from 5/42

5/42 - 8/45 is -37/630.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 45 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 15 = 630,
    5/42 = 5 × 15/42 × 15 = 75/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 14 = 630,
    8/45 = 8 × 14/45 × 14 = 112/630
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    75/630 - 112/630 = 75 - 112/630 = -37/630

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