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Subtract 42/8 from 5/7

1st number: 5/7, 2nd number: 5 2/8

5/7 - 42/8 is -127/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    5/7 = 5 × 8/7 × 8 = 40/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    42/8 = 42 × 7/8 × 7 = 294/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/56 - 294/56 = 40 - 294/56 = -254/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -127/28

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