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Subtract 8/9 from 2/56

2/56 - 8/9 is -215/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 9 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    2/56 = 2 × 9/56 × 9 = 18/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 56 = 504,
    8/9 = 8 × 56/9 × 56 = 448/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/504 - 448/504 = 18 - 448/504 = -430/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -215/252

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