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Subtract 24/9 from 24/56

1st number: 24/56, 2nd number: 2 6/9

24/56 - 24/9 is -47/21.

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,
    24/56 = 24 × 9/56 × 9 = 216/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 56 = 504,
    24/9 = 24 × 56/9 × 56 = 1344/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    216/504 - 1344/504 = 216 - 1344/504 = -1128/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -47/21

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