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Subtract 16/9 from 14/20

1st number: 14/20, 2nd number: 1 7/9

14/20 - 16/9 is -97/90.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    14/20 = 14 × 9/20 × 9 = 126/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    16/9 = 16 × 20/9 × 20 = 320/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/180 - 320/180 = 126 - 320/180 = -194/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -97/90

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