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Subtract 21/8 from 14/3

1st number: 4 2/3, 2nd number: 2 5/8

14/3 - 21/8 is 49/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    14/3 = 14 × 8/3 × 8 = 112/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    21/8 = 21 × 3/8 × 3 = 63/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/24 - 63/24 = 112 - 63/24 = 49/24
  5. In mixed form: 21/24

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