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Subtract 20/35 from 5/16

5/16 - 20/35 is -29/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 35 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 35 = 560,
    5/16 = 5 × 35/16 × 35 = 175/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 16 = 560,
    20/35 = 20 × 16/35 × 16 = 320/560
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/560 - 320/560 = 175 - 320/560 = -145/560
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/112

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