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Subtract 14/40 from 24/84

24/84 - 14/40 is -9/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 10 = 840,
    24/84 = 24 × 10/84 × 10 = 240/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    14/40 = 14 × 21/40 × 21 = 294/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/840 - 294/840 = 240 - 294/840 = -54/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/140

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