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Subtract 1/8 from 1/28

1/28 - 1/8 is -5/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,
    1/28 = 1 × 2/28 × 2 = 2/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    1/8 = 1 × 7/8 × 7 = 7/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/56 - 7/56 = 2 - 7/56 = -5/56

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