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Subtract 2/8 from 5/14

5/14 - 2/8 is 3/28.

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,
    2/8 = 2 × 7/8 × 7 = 14/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/56 - 14/56 = 20 - 14/56 = 6/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/28

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