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Subtract 42/56 from 6/2

1st number: 3 0/2, 2nd number: 42/56

6/2 - 42/56 is 9/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 28 = 56,
    6/2 = 6 × 28/2 × 28 = 168/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    42/56 = 42 × 1/56 × 1 = 42/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/56 - 42/56 = 168 - 42/56 = 126/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/4
  6. In mixed form: 21/4

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