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Subtract 20/5 from 9/14

1st number: 9/14, 2nd number: 4 0/5

9/14 - 20/5 is -47/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 5 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    9/14 = 9 × 5/14 × 5 = 45/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    20/5 = 20 × 14/5 × 14 = 280/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/70 - 280/70 = 45 - 280/70 = -235/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -47/14

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