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Subtract 8/56 from 1/6

1/6 - 8/56 is 1/42.

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,
    8/56 = 8 × 3/56 × 3 = 24/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/168 - 24/168 = 28 - 24/168 = 4/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/42

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