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Subtract 40/14 from 90/42

1st number: 2 6/42, 2nd number: 2 12/14

90/42 - 40/14 is -5/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 14 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    90/42 = 90 × 1/42 × 1 = 90/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    40/14 = 40 × 3/14 × 3 = 120/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/42 - 120/42 = 90 - 120/42 = -30/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/7

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