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Subtract 20/7 from 5/24

1st number: 5/24, 2nd number: 2 6/7

5/24 - 20/7 is -445/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 7 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    5/24 = 5 × 7/24 × 7 = 35/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 24 = 168,
    20/7 = 20 × 24/7 × 24 = 480/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/168 - 480/168 = 35 - 480/168 = -445/168

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