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Subtract 1/16 from 7/27

7/27 - 1/16 is 85/432.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 16 is 432
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 16 = 432,
    7/27 = 7 × 16/27 × 16 = 112/432
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 27 = 432,
    1/16 = 1 × 27/16 × 27 = 27/432
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/432 - 27/432 = 112 - 27/432 = 85/432

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