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Subtract 84/20 from 16/14

1st number: 1 2/14, 2nd number: 4 4/20

16/14 - 84/20 is -107/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 10 = 140,
    16/14 = 16 × 10/14 × 10 = 160/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    84/20 = 84 × 7/20 × 7 = 588/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/140 - 588/140 = 160 - 588/140 = -428/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -107/35

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