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Subtract 14/48 from 24/84

24/84 - 14/48 is -1/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 4 = 336,
    24/84 = 24 × 4/84 × 4 = 96/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    14/48 = 14 × 7/48 × 7 = 98/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    96/336 - 98/336 = 96 - 98/336 = -2/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/168

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