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Subtract 56/63 from 1/2

1/2 - 56/63 is -7/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 63 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 63 = 126,
    1/2 = 1 × 63/2 × 63 = 63/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,
    56/63 = 56 × 2/63 × 2 = 112/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/126 - 112/126 = 63 - 112/126 = -49/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/18

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