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Subtract 3/27 from 75/42

1st number: 1 33/42, 2nd number: 3/27

75/42 - 3/27 is 211/126.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 27 is 378
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 9 = 378,
    75/42 = 75 × 9/42 × 9 = 675/378
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 14 = 378,
    3/27 = 3 × 14/27 × 14 = 42/378
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    675/378 - 42/378 = 675 - 42/378 = 633/378
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 211/126
  6. In mixed form: 185/126

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