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Subtract 5/8 from 1/14

1/14 - 5/8 is -31/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    1/14 = 1 × 4/14 × 4 = 4/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    5/8 = 5 × 7/8 × 7 = 35/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/56 - 35/56 = 4 - 35/56 = -31/56

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