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Subtract 14/96 from 49/21

1st number: 2 7/21, 2nd number: 14/96

49/21 - 14/96 is 35/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 96 is 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 32 = 672,
    49/21 = 49 × 32/21 × 32 = 1568/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    14/96 = 14 × 7/96 × 7 = 98/672
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1568/672 - 98/672 = 1568 - 98/672 = 1470/672
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 35/16
  6. In mixed form: 23/16

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