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Subtract 21/16 from 14/3

1st number: 4 2/3, 2nd number: 1 5/16

14/3 - 21/16 is 161/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    14/3 = 14 × 16/3 × 16 = 224/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    21/16 = 21 × 3/16 × 3 = 63/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/48 - 63/48 = 224 - 63/48 = 161/48
  5. In mixed form: 317/48

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