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Subtract 5/50 from 7/42

7/42 - 5/50 is 1/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    7/42 = 7 × 25/42 × 25 = 175/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    5/50 = 5 × 21/50 × 21 = 105/1050
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/1050 - 105/1050 = 175 - 105/1050 = 70/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/15

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