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Subtract 8/27 from 12/56

12/56 - 8/27 is -31/378.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 27 is 1512
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 27 = 1512,
    12/56 = 12 × 27/56 × 27 = 324/1512
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 56 = 1512,
    8/27 = 8 × 56/27 × 56 = 448/1512
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    324/1512 - 448/1512 = 324 - 448/1512 = -124/1512
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -31/378

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