Solve the following problems and reduce to lowest terms.
To calculate: The value of the expression , reduction to lowest term.
The provided expression is .
Steps for subtracting unlike fractions as:
Step 1: Evaluate the least common denominator.
Step 2: Raise each fraction to the denominator of the LCD.
Step 3: Subtract the numerators and place the difference over the original denominator.
Step 4: Reduce the answer to lowest terms if necessary.
Consider the provided expression,
The LCD for the fractions is determined by dividing the denominators of these fractions with prime numbers as shown below,
As the bottom row has become , multiply all the prime numbers to obtain the LCD,
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