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Subtract 42/80 from 98/6

1st number: 16 2/6, 2nd number: 42/80

98/6 - 42/80 is 1897/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 40 = 240,
    98/6 = 98 × 40/6 × 40 = 3920/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    42/80 = 42 × 3/80 × 3 = 126/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3920/240 - 126/240 = 3920 - 126/240 = 3794/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1897/120
  6. In mixed form: 1597/120

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