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Subtract 42/63 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 42/63

8/3 - 42/63 is 2/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 63 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 21 = 63,
    8/3 = 8 × 21/3 × 21 = 168/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 1 = 63,
    42/63 = 42 × 1/63 × 1 = 42/63
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/63 - 42/63 = 168 - 42/63 = 126/63
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/1

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