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Subtract 42/16 from 5/70

1st number: 5/70, 2nd number: 2 10/16

5/70 - 42/16 is -143/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 16 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 8 = 560,
    5/70 = 5 × 8/70 × 8 = 40/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 35 = 560,
    42/16 = 42 × 35/16 × 35 = 1470/560
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/560 - 1470/560 = 40 - 1470/560 = -1430/560
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -143/56

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