Subtract 42/25 and 86/86

42
25
-
86
86
=
17
25

What is 42/25 - 86/86

42
25
-
86
86
=

In order to make fractions have the same denominator, multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the denominator of the other

42 x 86
25 x 86
-
86 x 25
86 x 25
=
3612
2150
-
2150
2150
=
3612 - 2150
2150
=
1462
2150

OR

(42 x 86) - (86 x 25)
25 x 86
=
1462
2150

Simplify the fraction

Divide each part of the fraction with the greatest common factor to simplify the fraction

1462
2150
=
1462 ÷ 86
2150 ÷ 86
=
17
25

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