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Subtract 28/40 from 14/32

14/32 - 28/40 is -21/80.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 32 and 40 is 160
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 5 = 160,
    14/32 = 14 × 5/32 × 5 = 70/160
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 4 = 160,
    28/40 = 28 × 4/40 × 4 = 112/160
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    70/160 - 112/160 = 70 - 112/160 = -42/160
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -21/80

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