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Subtract 63/14 from 27/8

1st number: 3 3/8, 2nd number: 4 7/14

27/8 - 63/14 is -9/8.

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,
    63/14 = 63 × 4/14 × 4 = 252/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    189/56 - 252/56 = 189 - 252/56 = -63/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/8

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