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Subtract 1/16 from 8/21

8/21 - 1/16 is 107/336.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 16 = 336,
    8/21 = 8 × 16/21 × 16 = 128/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    1/16 = 1 × 21/16 × 21 = 21/336
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    128/336 - 21/336 = 128 - 21/336 = 107/336

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