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Subtract 7/56 from 1/5

1/5 - 7/56 is 3/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    1/5 = 1 × 56/5 × 56 = 56/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    7/56 = 7 × 5/56 × 5 = 35/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/280 - 35/280 = 56 - 35/280 = 21/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/40

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