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Subtract 8/54 from 36/56

36/56 - 8/54 is 187/378.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 54 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 54 × 28 = 1512,
    8/54 = 8 × 28/54 × 28 = 224/1512
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    972/1512 - 224/1512 = 972 - 224/1512 = 748/1512
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 187/378

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