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Subtract 3/42 from 8/3

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

8/3 - 3/42 is 109/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    8/3 = 8 × 14/3 × 14 = 112/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    3/42 = 3 × 1/42 × 1 = 3/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/42 - 3/42 = 112 - 3/42 = 109/42
  5. In mixed form: 225/42

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