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Subtract 14/8 from 5/14

1st number: 5/14, 2nd number: 1 6/8

5/14 - 14/8 is -39/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    5/14 = 5 × 4/14 × 4 = 20/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    14/8 = 14 × 7/8 × 7 = 98/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/56 - 98/56 = 20 - 98/56 = -78/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -39/28

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