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Subtract 18/14 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1 4/14

5/2 - 18/14 is 17/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 14 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    5/2 = 5 × 7/2 × 7 = 35/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 1 = 14,
    18/14 = 18 × 1/14 × 1 = 18/14
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/14 - 18/14 = 35 - 18/14 = 17/14
  5. In mixed form: 13/14

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