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Subtract 8/42 from 50/35

1st number: 1 15/35, 2nd number: 8/42

50/35 - 8/42 is 26/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    50/35 = 50 × 6/35 × 6 = 300/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    8/42 = 8 × 5/42 × 5 = 40/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    300/210 - 40/210 = 300 - 40/210 = 260/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 26/21
  6. In mixed form: 15/21

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