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Subtract 48/12 from 21/14

1st number: 1 7/14, 2nd number: 4 0/12

21/14 - 48/12 is -5/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 12 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 6 = 84,
    21/14 = 21 × 6/14 × 6 = 126/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    48/12 = 48 × 7/12 × 7 = 336/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/84 - 336/84 = 126 - 336/84 = -210/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/2

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