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Subtract 3/14 from 2/15

2/15 - 3/14 is -17/210.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 14 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 14 = 210,
    2/15 = 2 × 14/15 × 14 = 28/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 15 = 210,
    3/14 = 3 × 15/14 × 15 = 45/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/210 - 45/210 = 28 - 45/210 = -17/210

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