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Subtract 18/14 from 81/16

1st number: 5 1/16, 2nd number: 1 4/14

81/16 - 18/14 is 423/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 14 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    81/16 = 81 × 7/16 × 7 = 567/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    18/14 = 18 × 8/14 × 8 = 144/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    567/112 - 144/112 = 567 - 144/112 = 423/112
  5. In mixed form: 387/112

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