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Subtract 2/8 from 20/14

1st number: 1 6/14, 2nd number: 2/8

20/14 - 2/8 is 33/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    20/14 = 20 × 4/14 × 4 = 80/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    2/8 = 2 × 7/8 × 7 = 14/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/56 - 14/56 = 80 - 14/56 = 66/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/28
  6. In mixed form: 15/28

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