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Subtract 3/14 from 21/3

1st number: 7 0/3, 2nd number: 3/14

21/3 - 3/14 is 95/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 14 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    21/3 = 21 × 14/3 × 14 = 294/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    3/14 = 3 × 3/14 × 3 = 9/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    294/42 - 9/42 = 294 - 9/42 = 285/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 95/14
  6. In mixed form: 611/14

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