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Subtract 84/70 from 8/14

1st number: 8/14, 2nd number: 1 14/70

8/14 - 84/70 is -22/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 70 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    8/14 = 8 × 5/14 × 5 = 40/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    84/70 = 84 × 1/70 × 1 = 84/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/70 - 84/70 = 40 - 84/70 = -44/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -22/35

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