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Subtract 27/42 from 4/14

4/14 - 27/42 is -5/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    4/14 = 4 × 3/14 × 3 = 12/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    27/42 = 27 × 1/42 × 1 = 27/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/42 - 27/42 = 12 - 27/42 = -15/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/14

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