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Subtract 48/72 from 3/14

3/14 - 48/72 is -19/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 72 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 36 = 504,
    3/14 = 3 × 36/14 × 36 = 108/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    48/72 = 48 × 7/72 × 7 = 336/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/504 - 336/504 = 108 - 336/504 = -228/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/42

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