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Subtract 3/21 from 5/4

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 3/21

5/4 - 3/21 is 31/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 21 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    5/4 = 5 × 21/4 × 21 = 105/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 4 = 84,
    3/21 = 3 × 4/21 × 4 = 12/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/84 - 12/84 = 105 - 12/84 = 93/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/28
  6. In mixed form: 13/28

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