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Subtract 7/56 from 5/15

5/15 - 7/56 is 5/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 56 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 56 = 840,
    5/15 = 5 × 56/15 × 56 = 280/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    7/56 = 7 × 15/56 × 15 = 105/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/840 - 105/840 = 280 - 105/840 = 175/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/24

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