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Subtract 35/7 from 20/16

1st number: 1 4/16, 2nd number: 5 0/7

20/16 - 35/7 is -15/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 7 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    20/16 = 20 × 7/16 × 7 = 140/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 16 = 112,
    35/7 = 35 × 16/7 × 16 = 560/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    140/112 - 560/112 = 140 - 560/112 = -420/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -15/4

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