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Subtract 14/48 from 5/7

5/7 - 14/48 is 71/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 48 = 336,
    5/7 = 5 × 48/7 × 48 = 240/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    14/48 = 14 × 7/48 × 7 = 98/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/336 - 98/336 = 240 - 98/336 = 142/336
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/168

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