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Subtract 42/56 from 16/28

16/28 - 42/56 is -5/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,
    16/28 = 16 × 2/28 × 2 = 32/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    42/56 = 42 × 1/56 × 1 = 42/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/56 - 42/56 = 32 - 42/56 = -10/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/28

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