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Subtract 70/72 from 8/14

8/14 - 70/72 is -101/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 72 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 36 = 504,
    8/14 = 8 × 36/14 × 36 = 288/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    70/72 = 70 × 7/72 × 7 = 490/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    288/504 - 490/504 = 288 - 490/504 = -202/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -101/252

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