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Subtract 27/12 from 4/14

1st number: 4/14, 2nd number: 2 3/12

4/14 - 27/12 is -55/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 12 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 6 = 84,
    4/14 = 4 × 6/14 × 6 = 24/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    27/12 = 27 × 7/12 × 7 = 189/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/84 - 189/84 = 24 - 189/84 = -165/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -55/28

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