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Subtract 7/16 from 14/21

14/21 - 7/16 is 11/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 16 = 336,
    14/21 = 14 × 16/21 × 16 = 224/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    7/16 = 7 × 21/16 × 21 = 147/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/336 - 147/336 = 224 - 147/336 = 77/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/48

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