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Subtract 60/56 from 42/5

1st number: 8 2/5, 2nd number: 1 4/56

42/5 - 60/56 is 513/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    42/5 = 42 × 56/5 × 56 = 2352/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    60/56 = 60 × 5/56 × 5 = 300/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2352/280 - 300/280 = 2352 - 300/280 = 2052/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 513/70
  6. In mixed form: 723/70

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