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Subtract 7/16 from 14/12

1st number: 1 2/12, 2nd number: 7/16

14/12 - 7/16 is 35/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    14/12 = 14 × 4/12 × 4 = 56/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    7/16 = 7 × 3/16 × 3 = 21/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/48 - 21/48 = 56 - 21/48 = 35/48

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