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Subtract 70/84 from 14/60

14/60 - 70/84 is -3/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    14/60 = 14 × 7/60 × 7 = 98/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    70/84 = 70 × 5/84 × 5 = 350/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    98/420 - 350/420 = 98 - 350/420 = -252/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/5

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