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Subtract 56/63 from 36/49

36/49 - 56/63 is -68/441.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 63 is 441

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 441
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 9 = 441,
    36/49 = 36 × 9/49 × 9 = 324/441
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 7 = 441,
    56/63 = 56 × 7/63 × 7 = 392/441
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    324/441 - 392/441 = 324 - 392/441 = -68/441

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