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Subtract 42/3 from 50/42

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 14 0/3

50/42 - 42/3 is -269/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 3 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    50/42 = 50 × 1/42 × 1 = 50/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    42/3 = 42 × 14/3 × 14 = 588/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    50/42 - 588/42 = 50 - 588/42 = -538/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -269/21

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