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Subtract 45/5 from 18/56

1st number: 18/56, 2nd number: 9 0/5

18/56 - 45/5 is -243/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 5 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    18/56 = 18 × 5/56 × 5 = 90/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    45/5 = 45 × 56/5 × 56 = 2520/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/280 - 2520/280 = 90 - 2520/280 = -2430/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -243/28

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