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Subtract 56/40 from 14/80

1st number: 14/80, 2nd number: 1 16/40

14/80 - 56/40 is -49/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 40 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 40 × 2 = 80,
    56/40 = 56 × 2/40 × 2 = 112/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    14/80 - 112/80 = 14 - 112/80 = -98/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -49/40

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