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Subtract 3/14 from 2/5

2/5 - 3/14 is 13/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    2/5 = 2 × 14/5 × 14 = 28/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    3/14 = 3 × 5/14 × 5 = 15/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/70 - 15/70 = 28 - 15/70 = 13/70

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