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Subtract 14/10 from 7/2

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 1 4/10

7/2 - 14/10 is 21/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    7/2 = 7 × 5/2 × 5 = 35/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    14/10 = 14 × 1/10 × 1 = 14/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/10 - 14/10 = 35 - 14/10 = 21/10
  5. In mixed form: 21/10

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