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Subtract 14/32 from 5/7

5/7 - 14/32 is 31/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 32 is 224
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 32 = 224,
    5/7 = 5 × 32/7 × 32 = 160/224
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 7 = 224,
    14/32 = 14 × 7/32 × 7 = 98/224
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/224 - 98/224 = 160 - 98/224 = 62/224
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/112

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