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Subtract 24/63 from 14/40

14/40 - 24/63 is -13/420.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 63 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 63 = 2520,
    14/40 = 14 × 63/40 × 63 = 882/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 40 = 2520,
    24/63 = 24 × 40/63 × 40 = 960/2520
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    882/2520 - 960/2520 = 882 - 960/2520 = -78/2520
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/420

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