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Subtract 14/8 from 20/35

1st number: 20/35, 2nd number: 1 6/8

20/35 - 14/8 is -33/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 8 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    20/35 = 20 × 8/35 × 8 = 160/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    14/8 = 14 × 35/8 × 35 = 490/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/280 - 490/280 = 160 - 490/280 = -330/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -33/28

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