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Subtract 70/56 from 18/5

1st number: 3 3/5, 2nd number: 1 14/56

18/5 - 70/56 is 47/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    18/5 = 18 × 56/5 × 56 = 1008/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    70/56 = 70 × 5/56 × 5 = 350/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1008/280 - 350/280 = 1008 - 350/280 = 658/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/20
  6. In mixed form: 27/20

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