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Subtract 14/35 from 7/30

7/30 - 14/35 is -1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 35 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,
    7/30 = 7 × 7/30 × 7 = 49/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    14/35 = 14 × 6/35 × 6 = 84/210
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    49/210 - 84/210 = 49 - 84/210 = -35/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/6

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