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Subtract 7/16 from 7/18

7/18 - 7/16 is -7/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    7/18 = 7 × 8/18 × 8 = 56/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    7/16 = 7 × 9/16 × 9 = 63/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/144 - 63/144 = 56 - 63/144 = -7/144

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