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Subtract 20/21 from 35/16

1st number: 2 3/16, 2nd number: 20/21

35/16 - 20/21 is 415/336.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 21 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    35/16 = 35 × 21/16 × 21 = 735/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 16 = 336,
    20/21 = 20 × 16/21 × 16 = 320/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    735/336 - 320/336 = 735 - 320/336 = 415/336
  5. In mixed form: 179/336

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