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Subtract 14/8 from 21/3

1st number: 7 0/3, 2nd number: 1 6/8

21/3 - 14/8 is 21/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    21/3 = 21 × 8/3 × 8 = 168/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    14/8 = 14 × 3/8 × 3 = 42/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/24 - 42/24 = 168 - 42/24 = 126/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 21/4
  6. In mixed form: 51/4

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