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Subtract 5/7 from 7/4

1st number: 1 3/4, 2nd number: 5/7

7/4 - 5/7 is 29/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    7/4 = 7 × 7/4 × 7 = 49/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    5/7 = 5 × 4/7 × 4 = 20/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    49/28 - 20/28 = 49 - 20/28 = 29/28
  5. In mixed form: 11/28

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