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Subtract 3/6 from 8/14

8/14 - 3/6 is 1/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 6 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    8/14 = 8 × 3/14 × 3 = 24/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    3/6 = 3 × 7/6 × 7 = 21/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/42 - 21/42 = 24 - 21/42 = 3/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/14

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