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Subtract 18/14 from 27/8

1st number: 3 3/8, 2nd number: 1 4/14

27/8 - 18/14 is 117/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 14 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    27/8 = 27 × 7/8 × 7 = 189/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    18/14 = 18 × 4/14 × 4 = 72/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    189/56 - 72/56 = 189 - 72/56 = 117/56
  5. In mixed form: 25/56

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