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Subtract 48/6 from 21/14

1st number: 1 7/14, 2nd number: 8 0/6

21/14 - 48/6 is -13/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 6 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    21/14 = 21 × 3/14 × 3 = 63/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    48/6 = 48 × 7/6 × 7 = 336/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/42 - 336/42 = 63 - 336/42 = -273/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/2

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