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Subtract 49/56 from 16/84

16/84 - 49/56 is -115/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    16/84 = 16 × 2/84 × 2 = 32/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    49/56 = 49 × 3/56 × 3 = 147/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/168 - 147/168 = 32 - 147/168 = -115/168

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