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Subtract 20/14 from 5/8

1st number: 5/8, 2nd number: 1 6/14

5/8 - 20/14 is -45/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 14 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    5/8 = 5 × 7/8 × 7 = 35/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    20/14 = 20 × 4/14 × 4 = 80/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/56 - 80/56 = 35 - 80/56 = -45/56

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