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Subtract 18/14 from 27/48

1st number: 27/48, 2nd number: 1 4/14

27/48 - 18/14 is -81/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 14 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    27/48 = 27 × 7/48 × 7 = 189/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 24 = 336,
    18/14 = 18 × 24/14 × 24 = 432/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    189/336 - 432/336 = 189 - 432/336 = -243/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -81/112

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