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Subtract 16/7 from 1/15

1st number: 1/15, 2nd number: 2 2/7

1/15 - 16/7 is -233/105.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 7 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 7 = 105,
    1/15 = 1 × 7/15 × 7 = 7/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 15 = 105,
    16/7 = 16 × 15/7 × 15 = 240/105
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    7/105 - 240/105 = 7 - 240/105 = -233/105

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