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Subtract 5/12 from 28/56

28/56 - 5/12 is 1/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 12 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    28/56 = 28 × 3/56 × 3 = 84/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    5/12 = 5 × 14/12 × 14 = 70/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/168 - 70/168 = 84 - 70/168 = 14/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/12

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