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Subtract 8/27 from 36/56

36/56 - 8/27 is 131/378.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 27 is 1512
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 27 = 1512,
    36/56 = 36 × 27/56 × 27 = 972/1512
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 56 = 1512,
    8/27 = 8 × 56/27 × 56 = 448/1512
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    972/1512 - 448/1512 = 972 - 448/1512 = 524/1512
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 131/378

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