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Subtract 56/7 from 15/6

1st number: 2 3/6, 2nd number: 8 0/7

15/6 - 56/7 is -11/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 7 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    15/6 = 15 × 7/6 × 7 = 105/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,
    56/7 = 56 × 6/7 × 6 = 336/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/42 - 336/42 = 105 - 336/42 = -231/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -11/2

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