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Subtract 4/10 from 14/80

14/80 - 4/10 is -9/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 10 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 1 = 80,
    14/80 = 14 × 1/80 × 1 = 14/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 8 = 80,
    4/10 = 4 × 8/10 × 8 = 32/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    14/80 - 32/80 = 14 - 32/80 = -18/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/40

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