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Subtract 56/18 from 1/2

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 3 2/18

1/2 - 56/18 is -47/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    1/2 = 1 × 9/2 × 9 = 9/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    56/18 = 56 × 1/18 × 1 = 56/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    9/18 - 56/18 = 9 - 56/18 = -47/18

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