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Subtract 70/84 from 98/6

1st number: 16 2/6, 2nd number: 70/84

98/6 - 70/84 is 31/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 14 = 84,
    98/6 = 98 × 14/6 × 14 = 1372/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    70/84 = 70 × 1/84 × 1 = 70/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1372/84 - 70/84 = 1372 - 70/84 = 1302/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/2
  6. In mixed form: 151/2

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