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Subtract 49/16 from 14/42

1st number: 14/42, 2nd number: 3 1/16

14/42 - 49/16 is -131/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    14/42 = 14 × 8/42 × 8 = 112/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    49/16 = 49 × 21/16 × 21 = 1029/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/336 - 1029/336 = 112 - 1029/336 = -917/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -131/48

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