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Subtract 48/9 from 12/56

1st number: 12/56, 2nd number: 5 3/9

12/56 - 48/9 is -215/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 9 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    12/56 = 12 × 9/56 × 9 = 108/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 56 = 504,
    48/9 = 48 × 56/9 × 56 = 2688/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/504 - 2688/504 = 108 - 2688/504 = -2580/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -215/42

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