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Subtract 84/20 from 1/70

1st number: 1/70, 2nd number: 4 4/20

1/70 - 84/20 is -293/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    1/70 = 1 × 2/70 × 2 = 2/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    84/20 = 84 × 7/20 × 7 = 588/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/140 - 588/140 = 2 - 588/140 = -586/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -293/70

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