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Subtract 21/6 from 16/35

1st number: 16/35, 2nd number: 3 3/6

16/35 - 21/6 is -213/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 6 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    16/35 = 16 × 6/35 × 6 = 96/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 35 = 210,
    21/6 = 21 × 35/6 × 35 = 735/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    96/210 - 735/210 = 96 - 735/210 = -639/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -213/70

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