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Subtract 5/56 from 4/84

4/84 - 5/56 is -1/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    4/84 = 4 × 2/84 × 2 = 8/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    5/56 = 5 × 3/56 × 3 = 15/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/168 - 15/168 = 8 - 15/168 = -7/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/24

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