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Subtract 4/24 from 1/7

1/7 - 4/24 is -1/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 24 = 168,
    1/7 = 1 × 24/7 × 24 = 24/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    4/24 = 4 × 7/24 × 7 = 28/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/168 - 28/168 = 24 - 28/168 = -4/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/42

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