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Subtract 2/56 from 1/18

1/18 - 2/56 is 5/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 56 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 28 = 504,
    1/18 = 1 × 28/18 × 28 = 28/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    2/56 = 2 × 9/56 × 9 = 18/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/504 - 18/504 = 28 - 18/504 = 10/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/252

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