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Subtract 5/42 from 50/10

1st number: 5 0/10, 2nd number: 5/42

50/10 - 5/42 is 205/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 21 = 210,
    50/10 = 50 × 21/10 × 21 = 1050/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    5/42 = 5 × 5/42 × 5 = 25/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1050/210 - 25/210 = 1050 - 25/210 = 1025/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 205/42
  6. In mixed form: 437/42

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