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Subtract 84/10 from 56/14

1st number: 4 0/14, 2nd number: 8 4/10

56/14 - 84/10 is -22/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 10 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    56/14 = 56 × 5/14 × 5 = 280/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    84/10 = 84 × 7/10 × 7 = 588/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/70 - 588/70 = 280 - 588/70 = -308/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -22/5

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