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Subtract 7/56 from 30/2

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 7/56

30/2 - 7/56 is 119/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 28 = 56,
    30/2 = 30 × 28/2 × 28 = 840/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    7/56 = 7 × 1/56 × 1 = 7/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    840/56 - 7/56 = 840 - 7/56 = 833/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 119/8
  6. In mixed form: 147/8

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