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Subtract 16/18 from 36/56

36/56 - 16/18 is -31/126.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 18 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    36/56 = 36 × 9/56 × 9 = 324/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 28 = 504,
    16/18 = 16 × 28/18 × 28 = 448/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    324/504 - 448/504 = 324 - 448/504 = -124/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -31/126

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