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Subtract 3/24 from 1/28

1/28 - 3/24 is -5/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 6 = 168,
    1/28 = 1 × 6/28 × 6 = 6/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    3/24 = 3 × 7/24 × 7 = 21/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/168 - 21/168 = 6 - 21/168 = -15/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/56

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