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Subtract 7/16 from 7/30

7/30 - 7/16 is -49/240.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    7/30 = 7 × 8/30 × 8 = 56/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    7/16 = 7 × 15/16 × 15 = 105/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/240 - 105/240 = 56 - 105/240 = -49/240

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