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Subtract 6/3 from 7/42

1st number: 7/42, 2nd number: 2 0/3

7/42 - 6/3 is -11/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 3 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    7/42 = 7 × 1/42 × 1 = 7/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    6/3 = 6 × 14/3 × 14 = 84/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    7/42 - 84/42 = 7 - 84/42 = -77/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -11/6

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