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Subtract 48/36 from 21/14

1st number: 1 7/14, 2nd number: 1 12/36

21/14 - 48/36 is 1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 36 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 18 = 252,
    21/14 = 21 × 18/14 × 18 = 378/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    48/36 = 48 × 7/36 × 7 = 336/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    378/252 - 336/252 = 378 - 336/252 = 42/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/6

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