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Subtract 14/56 from 1/6

1/6 - 14/56 is -1/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 28 = 168,
    1/6 = 1 × 28/6 × 28 = 28/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    14/56 = 14 × 3/56 × 3 = 42/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/168 - 42/168 = 28 - 42/168 = -14/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/12

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