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Subtract 10/14 from 10/6

1st number: 1 4/6, 2nd number: 10/14

10/6 - 10/14 is 20/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 14 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    10/6 = 10 × 7/6 × 7 = 70/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    10/14 = 10 × 3/14 × 3 = 30/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    70/42 - 30/42 = 70 - 30/42 = 40/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 20/21

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