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Subtract 84/20 from 56/14

1st number: 4 0/14, 2nd number: 4 4/20

56/14 - 84/20 is -1/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 10 = 140,
    56/14 = 56 × 10/14 × 10 = 560/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    84/20 = 84 × 7/20 × 7 = 588/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/140 - 588/140 = 560 - 588/140 = -28/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/5

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