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Subtract 60/56 from 12/35

1st number: 12/35, 2nd number: 1 4/56

12/35 - 60/56 is -51/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    12/35 = 12 × 8/35 × 8 = 96/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    60/56 = 60 × 5/56 × 5 = 300/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    96/280 - 300/280 = 96 - 300/280 = -204/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -51/70

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