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Subtract 14/16 from 21/6

1st number: 3 3/6, 2nd number: 14/16

21/6 - 14/16 is 21/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    21/6 = 21 × 8/6 × 8 = 168/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    14/16 = 14 × 3/16 × 3 = 42/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/48 - 42/48 = 168 - 42/48 = 126/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 21/8
  6. In mixed form: 25/8

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