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Subtract 56/27 from 1/2

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 2 2/27

1/2 - 56/27 is -85/54.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 27 = 54,
    1/2 = 1 × 27/2 × 27 = 27/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    56/27 = 56 × 2/27 × 2 = 112/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/54 - 112/54 = 27 - 112/54 = -85/54

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