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Subtract 20/56 from 30/35

30/35 - 20/56 is 1/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    30/35 = 30 × 8/35 × 8 = 240/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    20/56 = 20 × 5/56 × 5 = 100/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/280 - 100/280 = 240 - 100/280 = 140/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/2

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