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Subtract 5/18 from 30/14

1st number: 2 2/14, 2nd number: 5/18

30/14 - 5/18 is 235/126.

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,
    30/14 = 30 × 9/14 × 9 = 270/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    5/18 = 5 × 7/18 × 7 = 35/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    270/126 - 35/126 = 270 - 35/126 = 235/126
  5. In mixed form: 1109/126

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