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Subtract 9/7 from 24/20

1st number: 1 4/20, 2nd number: 1 2/7

24/20 - 9/7 is -3/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 7 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    24/20 = 24 × 7/20 × 7 = 168/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 20 = 140,
    9/7 = 9 × 20/7 × 20 = 180/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/140 - 180/140 = 168 - 180/140 = -12/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/35

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