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Subtract 21/56 from 10/2

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 21/56

10/2 - 21/56 is 37/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 28 = 56,
    10/2 = 10 × 28/2 × 28 = 280/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    21/56 = 21 × 1/56 × 1 = 21/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/56 - 21/56 = 280 - 21/56 = 259/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/8
  6. In mixed form: 45/8

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