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Subtract 3/56 from 49/12

1st number: 4 1/12, 2nd number: 3/56

49/12 - 3/56 is 677/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    49/12 = 49 × 14/12 × 14 = 686/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    3/56 = 3 × 3/56 × 3 = 9/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    686/168 - 9/168 = 686 - 9/168 = 677/168
  5. In mixed form: 45/168

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