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Subtract 84/16 from 5/35

1st number: 5/35, 2nd number: 5 4/16

5/35 - 84/16 is -143/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 16 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 16 = 560,
    5/35 = 5 × 16/35 × 16 = 80/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 35 = 560,
    84/16 = 84 × 35/16 × 35 = 2940/560
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/560 - 2940/560 = 80 - 2940/560 = -2860/560
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -143/28

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