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Subtract 9/7 from 5/14

1st number: 5/14, 2nd number: 1 2/7

5/14 - 9/7 is -13/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 7 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 1 = 14,
    5/14 = 5 × 1/14 × 1 = 5/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,
    9/7 = 9 × 2/7 × 2 = 18/14
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/14 - 18/14 = 5 - 18/14 = -13/14

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