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Subtract 1/16 from 70/18

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 1/16

70/18 - 1/16 is 551/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    70/18 = 70 × 8/18 × 8 = 560/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    1/16 = 1 × 9/16 × 9 = 9/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/144 - 9/144 = 560 - 9/144 = 551/144
  5. In mixed form: 3119/144

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