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Subtract 18/14 from 54/16

1st number: 3 6/16, 2nd number: 1 4/14

54/16 - 18/14 is 117/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 14 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    54/16 = 54 × 7/16 × 7 = 378/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    18/14 = 18 × 8/14 × 8 = 144/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    378/112 - 144/112 = 378 - 144/112 = 234/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 117/56
  6. In mixed form: 25/56

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