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Subtract 49/16 from 8/14

1st number: 8/14, 2nd number: 3 1/16

8/14 - 49/16 is -279/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    8/14 = 8 × 8/14 × 8 = 64/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    49/16 = 49 × 7/16 × 7 = 343/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/112 - 343/112 = 64 - 343/112 = -279/112

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