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Subtract 84/40 from 14/16

1st number: 14/16, 2nd number: 2 4/40

14/16 - 84/40 is -49/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 40 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    14/16 = 14 × 5/16 × 5 = 70/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 2 = 80,
    84/40 = 84 × 2/40 × 2 = 168/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    70/80 - 168/80 = 70 - 168/80 = -98/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -49/40

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