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Subtract 20/42 from 6/3

1st number: 2 0/3, 2nd number: 20/42

6/3 - 20/42 is 32/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    6/3 = 6 × 14/3 × 14 = 84/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    20/42 = 20 × 1/42 × 1 = 20/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/42 - 20/42 = 84 - 20/42 = 64/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 32/21
  6. In mixed form: 111/21

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