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Subtract 49/80 from 16/70

16/70 - 49/80 is -43/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 80 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 8 = 560,
    16/70 = 16 × 8/70 × 8 = 128/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 7 = 560,
    49/80 = 49 × 7/80 × 7 = 343/560
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    128/560 - 343/560 = 128 - 343/560 = -215/560
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -43/112

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