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Subtract 14/70 from 84/5

1st number: 16 4/5, 2nd number: 14/70

84/5 - 14/70 is 83/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 70 is 70

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    84/5 = 84 × 14/5 × 14 = 1176/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    14/70 = 14 × 1/70 × 1 = 14/70
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    1176/70 - 14/70 = 1176 - 14/70 = 1162/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 83/5
  6. In mixed form: 163/5

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