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Subtract 5/7 from 2/4

2/4 - 5/7 is -3/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    2/4 = 2 × 7/4 × 7 = 14/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    5/7 = 5 × 4/7 × 4 = 20/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    14/28 - 20/28 = 14 - 20/28 = -6/28
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/14

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