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Subtract 7/56 from 10/3

1st number: 3 1/3, 2nd number: 7/56

10/3 - 7/56 is 77/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 56 = 168,
    10/3 = 10 × 56/3 × 56 = 560/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    7/56 = 7 × 3/56 × 3 = 21/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/168 - 21/168 = 560 - 21/168 = 539/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 77/24
  6. In mixed form: 35/24

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