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Subtract 14/16 from 28/36

28/36 - 14/16 is -7/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 4 = 144,
    28/36 = 28 × 4/36 × 4 = 112/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    14/16 = 14 × 9/16 × 9 = 126/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/144 - 126/144 = 112 - 126/144 = -14/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/72

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