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Subtract 1/4 from 1/14

1/14 - 1/4 is -5/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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