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Subtract 5/16 from 4/7

4/7 - 5/16 is 29/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 16 = 112,
    4/7 = 4 × 16/7 × 16 = 64/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    5/16 = 5 × 7/16 × 7 = 35/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/112 - 35/112 = 64 - 35/112 = 29/112

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