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Subtract 16/45 from 12/56

12/56 - 16/45 is -89/630.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 45 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 45 = 2520,
    12/56 = 12 × 45/56 × 45 = 540/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 56 = 2520,
    16/45 = 16 × 56/45 × 56 = 896/2520
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    540/2520 - 896/2520 = 540 - 896/2520 = -356/2520
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -89/630

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