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Subtract 18/16 from 18/14

1st number: 1 4/14, 2nd number: 1 2/16

18/14 - 18/16 is 9/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    18/14 = 18 × 8/14 × 8 = 144/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    18/16 = 18 × 7/16 × 7 = 126/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    144/112 - 126/112 = 144 - 126/112 = 18/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/56

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