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Subtract 56/14 from 15/2

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 4 0/14

15/2 - 56/14 is 7/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 14 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    15/2 = 15 × 7/2 × 7 = 105/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 1 = 14,
    56/14 = 56 × 1/14 × 1 = 56/14
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/14 - 56/14 = 105 - 56/14 = 49/14
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/2
  6. In mixed form: 31/2

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