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Subtract 4/20 from 70/42

1st number: 1 28/42, 2nd number: 4/20

70/42 - 4/20 is 22/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 20 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    70/42 = 70 × 10/42 × 10 = 700/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,
    4/20 = 4 × 21/20 × 21 = 84/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    700/420 - 84/420 = 700 - 84/420 = 616/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 22/15
  6. In mixed form: 17/15

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