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Subtract 1/14 from 5/9

5/9 - 1/14 is 61/126.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 14 is 126

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    5/9 = 5 × 14/9 × 14 = 70/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    1/14 = 1 × 9/14 × 9 = 9/126
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    70/126 - 9/126 = 70 - 9/126 = 61/126

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