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Subtract 4/56 from 15/7

1st number: 2 1/7, 2nd number: 4/56

15/7 - 4/56 is 29/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    15/7 = 15 × 8/7 × 8 = 120/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    4/56 = 4 × 1/56 × 1 = 4/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/56 - 4/56 = 120 - 4/56 = 116/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/14
  6. In mixed form: 21/14

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