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Subtract 21/16 from 14/6

1st number: 2 2/6, 2nd number: 1 5/16

14/6 - 21/16 is 49/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    14/6 = 14 × 8/6 × 8 = 112/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    21/16 = 21 × 3/16 × 3 = 63/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/48 - 63/48 = 112 - 63/48 = 49/48
  5. In mixed form: 11/48

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