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Subtract 14/16 from 5/49

5/49 - 14/16 is -303/392.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 16 is 784
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 16 = 784,
    5/49 = 5 × 16/49 × 16 = 80/784
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 49 = 784,
    14/16 = 14 × 49/16 × 49 = 686/784
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/784 - 686/784 = 80 - 686/784 = -606/784
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -303/392

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