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Subtract 20/14 from 15/4

1st number: 3 3/4, 2nd number: 1 6/14

15/4 - 20/14 is 65/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 14 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    15/4 = 15 × 7/4 × 7 = 105/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 2 = 28,
    20/14 = 20 × 2/14 × 2 = 40/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/28 - 40/28 = 105 - 40/28 = 65/28
  5. In mixed form: 29/28

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