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Subtract 2/56 from 1/30

1/30 - 2/56 is -1/420.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 56 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 28 = 840,
    1/30 = 1 × 28/30 × 28 = 28/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    2/56 = 2 × 15/56 × 15 = 30/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/840 - 30/840 = 28 - 30/840 = -2/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/420

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