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Subtract 49/56 from 5/3

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 49/56

5/3 - 49/56 is 19/24.

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,
    49/56 = 49 × 3/56 × 3 = 147/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/168 - 147/168 = 280 - 147/168 = 133/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/24

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