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Subtract 70/3 from 7/4

1st number: 1 3/4, 2nd number: 23 1/3

7/4 - 70/3 is -259/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 3 is 12

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    7/4 = 7 × 3/4 × 3 = 21/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    70/3 = 70 × 4/3 × 4 = 280/12
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    21/12 - 280/12 = 21 - 280/12 = -259/12

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