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Subtract 9/14 from 5/10

5/10 - 9/14 is -1/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    5/10 = 5 × 7/10 × 7 = 35/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    9/14 = 9 × 5/14 × 5 = 45/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/70 - 45/70 = 35 - 45/70 = -10/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/7

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