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Subtract 7/63 from 5/16

5/16 - 7/63 is 29/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 63 is 1008
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 63 = 1008,
    5/16 = 5 × 63/16 × 63 = 315/1008
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 16 = 1008,
    7/63 = 7 × 16/63 × 16 = 112/1008
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    315/1008 - 112/1008 = 315 - 112/1008 = 203/1008
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/144

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