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Subtract 14/18 from 49/3

1st number: 16 1/3, 2nd number: 14/18

49/3 - 14/18 is 140/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    49/3 = 49 × 6/3 × 6 = 294/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    14/18 = 14 × 1/18 × 1 = 14/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    294/18 - 14/18 = 294 - 14/18 = 280/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 140/9
  6. In mixed form: 155/9

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