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14 - 48 is -14.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 4 and 8 is**8**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 8 - For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,

14 = 1 × 24 × 2 = 28 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,

48 = 4 × 18 × 1 = 48 - Subtract the two like fractions:

28 - 48 = 2 - 48 = -28 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -14

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