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Subtract 56/49 from 15/14

1st number: 1 1/14, 2nd number: 1 7/49

15/14 - 56/49 is -1/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 7 = 98,
    15/14 = 15 × 7/14 × 7 = 105/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    56/49 = 56 × 2/49 × 2 = 112/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/98 - 112/98 = 105 - 112/98 = -7/98
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/14

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