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Subtract 70/24 from 40/14

1st number: 2 12/14, 2nd number: 2 22/24

40/14 - 70/24 is -5/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 12 = 168,
    40/14 = 40 × 12/14 × 12 = 480/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    70/24 = 70 × 7/24 × 7 = 490/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    480/168 - 490/168 = 480 - 490/168 = -10/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/84

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