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Subtract 14/16 from 48/84

48/84 - 14/16 is -17/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 4 = 336,
    48/84 = 48 × 4/84 × 4 = 192/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    14/16 = 14 × 21/16 × 21 = 294/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    192/336 - 294/336 = 192 - 294/336 = -102/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/56

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