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Subtract 80/42 from 50/9

1st number: 5 5/9, 2nd number: 1 38/42

50/9 - 80/42 is 230/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 42 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    50/9 = 50 × 14/9 × 14 = 700/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    80/42 = 80 × 3/42 × 3 = 240/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    700/126 - 240/126 = 700 - 240/126 = 460/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 230/63
  6. In mixed form: 341/63

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