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Subtract 14/49 from 7/60

7/60 - 14/49 is -71/420.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 49 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    7/60 = 7 × 49/60 × 49 = 343/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 60 = 2940,
    14/49 = 14 × 60/49 × 60 = 840/2940
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    343/2940 - 840/2940 = 343 - 840/2940 = -497/2940
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -71/420

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