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Subtract 48/42 from 9/14

1st number: 9/14, 2nd number: 1 6/42

9/14 - 48/42 is -1/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    9/14 = 9 × 3/14 × 3 = 27/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    48/42 = 48 × 1/42 × 1 = 48/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/42 - 48/42 = 27 - 48/42 = -21/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/2

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