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Subtract 3/18 from 8/14

8/14 - 3/18 is 17/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    8/14 = 8 × 9/14 × 9 = 72/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    3/18 = 3 × 7/18 × 7 = 21/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/126 - 21/126 = 72 - 21/126 = 51/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/42

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