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Subtract 6/3 from 1/14

1st number: 1/14, 2nd number: 2 0/3

1/14 - 6/3 is -27/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 3 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    1/14 = 1 × 3/14 × 3 = 3/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    6/3 = 6 × 14/3 × 14 = 84/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3/42 - 84/42 = 3 - 84/42 = -81/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -27/14

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