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Subtract 48/84 from 3/14

3/14 - 48/84 is -5/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 6 = 84,
    3/14 = 3 × 6/14 × 6 = 18/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    48/84 = 48 × 1/84 × 1 = 48/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/84 - 48/84 = 18 - 48/84 = -30/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/14

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