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Subtract 7/24 from 21/3

1st number: 7 0/3, 2nd number: 7/24

21/3 - 7/24 is 161/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 24 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 24 × 1 = 24,
    7/24 = 7 × 1/24 × 1 = 7/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/24 - 7/24 = 168 - 7/24 = 161/24
  5. In mixed form: 617/24

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