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Subtract 98/16 from 16/84

1st number: 16/84, 2nd number: 6 2/16

16/84 - 98/16 is -997/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 4 = 336,
    16/84 = 16 × 4/84 × 4 = 64/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    98/16 = 98 × 21/16 × 21 = 2058/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/336 - 2058/336 = 64 - 2058/336 = -1994/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -997/168

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