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Subtract 2/60 from 30/56

30/56 - 2/60 is 211/420.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 60 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    30/56 = 30 × 15/56 × 15 = 450/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 14 = 840,
    2/60 = 2 × 14/60 × 14 = 28/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    450/840 - 28/840 = 450 - 28/840 = 422/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 211/420

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