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Subtract 7/56 from 40/28

1st number: 1 12/28, 2nd number: 7/56

40/28 - 7/56 is 73/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,
    40/28 = 40 × 2/28 × 2 = 80/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    7/56 = 7 × 1/56 × 1 = 7/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/56 - 7/56 = 80 - 7/56 = 73/56
  5. In mixed form: 117/56

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