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Subtract 63/8 from 7/14

1st number: 7/14, 2nd number: 7 7/8

7/14 - 63/8 is -59/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 8 is 56

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    7/14 = 7 × 4/14 × 4 = 28/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    63/8 = 63 × 7/8 × 7 = 441/56
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    28/56 - 441/56 = 28 - 441/56 = -413/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -59/8

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