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Subtract 4/56 from 1/12

1/12 - 4/56 is 1/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    1/12 = 1 × 14/12 × 14 = 14/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    4/56 = 4 × 3/56 × 3 = 12/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    14/168 - 12/168 = 14 - 12/168 = 2/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/84

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