## Subtract 50/35 from 56/42

1^{st} number: 1 14/42, 2^{nd} number: 1 15/35

56/42 - 50/35 is -2/21.

#### Steps for subtracting fractions

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 42 and 35 is **210**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,

56/42 = 56 × 5/42 × 5 = 280/210 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,

50/35 = 50 × 6/35 × 6 = 300/210 - Subtract the two like fractions:

280/210 - 300/210 = 280 - 300/210 = -20/210 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/21

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