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Subtract 14/16 from 15/7

1st number: 2 1/7, 2nd number: 14/16

15/7 - 14/16 is 71/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 16 = 112,
    15/7 = 15 × 16/7 × 16 = 240/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    14/16 = 14 × 7/16 × 7 = 98/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/112 - 98/112 = 240 - 98/112 = 142/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/56
  6. In mixed form: 115/56

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