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Subtract 3/14 from 1/3

1/3 - 3/14 is 5/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 14 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    1/3 = 1 × 14/3 × 14 = 14/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    3/14 = 3 × 3/14 × 3 = 9/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    14/42 - 9/42 = 14 - 9/42 = 5/42

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