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Subtract 7/16 from 10/4

1st number: 2 2/4, 2nd number: 7/16

10/4 - 7/16 is 33/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 4 = 16,
    10/4 = 10 × 4/4 × 4 = 40/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    7/16 = 7 × 1/16 × 1 = 7/16
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/16 - 7/16 = 40 - 7/16 = 33/16
  5. In mixed form: 21/16

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