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Subtract 49/96 from 20/56

20/56 - 49/96 is -103/672.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 96 is 672

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 12 = 672,
    20/56 = 20 × 12/56 × 12 = 240/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    49/96 = 49 × 7/96 × 7 = 343/672
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    240/672 - 343/672 = 240 - 343/672 = -103/672

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