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Subtract 42/16 from 7/3

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 2 10/16

7/3 - 42/16 is -7/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    7/3 = 7 × 16/3 × 16 = 112/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    42/16 = 42 × 3/16 × 3 = 126/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/48 - 126/48 = 112 - 126/48 = -14/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/24

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