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Subtract 3/9 from 50/42

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 3/9

50/42 - 3/9 is 6/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 9 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    50/42 = 50 × 3/42 × 3 = 150/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    3/9 = 3 × 14/9 × 14 = 42/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    150/126 - 42/126 = 150 - 42/126 = 108/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 6/7

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