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Subtract 10/42 from 70/6

1st number: 11 4/6, 2nd number: 10/42

70/6 - 10/42 is 80/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    70/6 = 70 × 7/6 × 7 = 490/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    10/42 = 10 × 1/42 × 1 = 10/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    490/42 - 10/42 = 490 - 10/42 = 480/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 80/7
  6. In mixed form: 113/7

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