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Subtract 14/16 from 5/14

5/14 - 14/16 is -29/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    5/14 = 5 × 8/14 × 8 = 40/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    14/16 = 14 × 7/16 × 7 = 98/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/112 - 98/112 = 40 - 98/112 = -58/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/56

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