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Subtract 8/21 from 16/3

1st number: 5 1/3, 2nd number: 8/21

16/3 - 8/21 is 104/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 21 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    16/3 = 16 × 7/3 × 7 = 112/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 1 = 21,
    8/21 = 8 × 1/21 × 1 = 8/21
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/21 - 8/21 = 112 - 8/21 = 104/21
  5. In mixed form: 420/21

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