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Subtract 8/6 from 5/14

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

5/14 - 8/6 is -41/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 6 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    5/14 = 5 × 3/14 × 3 = 15/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    8/6 = 8 × 7/6 × 7 = 56/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/42 - 56/42 = 15 - 56/42 = -41/42

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