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Subtract 8/5 from 5/14

1st number: 5/14, 2nd number: 1 3/5

5/14 - 8/5 is -87/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 5 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    5/14 = 5 × 5/14 × 5 = 25/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    8/5 = 8 × 14/5 × 14 = 112/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    25/70 - 112/70 = 25 - 112/70 = -87/70

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