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Subtract 27/14 from 20/3

1st number: 6 2/3, 2nd number: 1 13/14

20/3 - 27/14 is 199/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 14 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    20/3 = 20 × 14/3 × 14 = 280/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    27/14 = 27 × 3/14 × 3 = 81/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/42 - 81/42 = 280 - 81/42 = 199/42
  5. In mixed form: 431/42

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