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Subtract 2/45 from 50/42

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 2/45

50/42 - 2/45 is 361/315.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 45 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 15 = 630,
    50/42 = 50 × 15/42 × 15 = 750/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 14 = 630,
    2/45 = 2 × 14/45 × 14 = 28/630
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    750/630 - 28/630 = 750 - 28/630 = 722/630
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 361/315
  6. In mixed form: 146/315

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