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Subtract 98/8 from 8/14

1st number: 8/14, 2nd number: 12 2/8

8/14 - 98/8 is -327/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    8/14 = 8 × 4/14 × 4 = 32/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    98/8 = 98 × 7/8 × 7 = 686/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/56 - 686/56 = 32 - 686/56 = -654/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -327/28

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