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Subtract 6/56 from 5/20

5/20 - 6/56 is 1/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 14 = 280,
    5/20 = 5 × 14/20 × 14 = 70/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    6/56 = 6 × 5/56 × 5 = 30/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    70/280 - 30/280 = 70 - 30/280 = 40/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/7

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