Subtract 17/14 and 33/42

17
14
-
33
42
=
3
7

What is 17/14 - 33/42

17
14
-
33
42
=

In order to make fractions have the same denominator, multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the denominator of the other

17 x 42
14 x 42
-
33 x 14
42 x 14
=
714
588
-
462
588
=
714 - 462
588
=
252
588

OR

(17 x 42) - (33 x 14)
14 x 42
=
252
588

Simplify the fraction

Divide each part of the fraction with the greatest common factor to simplify the fraction

252
588
=
252 ÷ 84
588 ÷ 84
=
3
7

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