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Subtract 8/14 from 1/5

1/5 - 8/14 is -13/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    1/5 = 1 × 14/5 × 14 = 14/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    8/14 = 8 × 5/14 × 5 = 40/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    14/70 - 40/70 = 14 - 40/70 = -26/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/35

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