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Subtract 70/84 from 14/36

14/36 - 70/84 is -4/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 84 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    14/36 = 14 × 7/36 × 7 = 98/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    70/84 = 70 × 3/84 × 3 = 210/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    98/252 - 210/252 = 98 - 210/252 = -112/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -4/9

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