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Subtract 21/56 from 5/3

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 21/56

5/3 - 21/56 is 31/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 56 = 168,
    5/3 = 5 × 56/3 × 56 = 280/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    21/56 = 21 × 3/56 × 3 = 63/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/168 - 63/168 = 280 - 63/168 = 217/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/24
  6. In mixed form: 17/24

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