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Subtract 35/7 from 20/56

1st number: 20/56, 2nd number: 5 0/7

20/56 - 35/7 is -65/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    20/56 = 20 × 1/56 × 1 = 20/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    35/7 = 35 × 8/7 × 8 = 280/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/56 - 280/56 = 20 - 280/56 = -260/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -65/14

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