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Subtract 48/18 from 3/14

1st number: 3/14, 2nd number: 2 12/18

3/14 - 48/18 is -103/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    3/14 = 3 × 9/14 × 9 = 27/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    48/18 = 48 × 7/18 × 7 = 336/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/126 - 336/126 = 27 - 336/126 = -309/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -103/42

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