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Subtract 42/16 from 50/2

1st number: 25 0/2, 2nd number: 2 10/16

50/2 - 42/16 is 179/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    50/2 = 50 × 8/2 × 8 = 400/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    42/16 = 42 × 1/16 × 1 = 42/16
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    400/16 - 42/16 = 400 - 42/16 = 358/16
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 179/8
  6. In mixed form: 223/8

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