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Subtract 21/80 from 98/42

1st number: 2 14/42, 2nd number: 21/80

98/42 - 21/80 is 497/240.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 80 is 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 40 = 1680,
    98/42 = 98 × 40/42 × 40 = 3920/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 21 = 1680,
    21/80 = 21 × 21/80 × 21 = 441/1680
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3920/1680 - 441/1680 = 3920 - 441/1680 = 3479/1680
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 497/240
  6. In mixed form: 217/240

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