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Subtract 12/45 from 4/14

4/14 - 12/45 is 2/105.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 45 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 45 = 630,
    4/14 = 4 × 45/14 × 45 = 180/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 14 = 630,
    12/45 = 12 × 14/45 × 14 = 168/630
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/630 - 168/630 = 180 - 168/630 = 12/630
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/105

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