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Subtract 2/16 from 7/3

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 2/16

7/3 - 2/16 is 53/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    7/3 = 7 × 16/3 × 16 = 112/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    2/16 = 2 × 3/16 × 3 = 6/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/48 - 6/48 = 112 - 6/48 = 106/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 53/24
  6. In mixed form: 25/24

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