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Subtract 49/16 from 14/30

1st number: 14/30, 2nd number: 3 1/16

14/30 - 49/16 is -623/240.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    14/30 = 14 × 8/30 × 8 = 112/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    49/16 = 49 × 15/16 × 15 = 735/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/240 - 735/240 = 112 - 735/240 = -623/240

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