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Subtract 6/56 from 5/4

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 6/56

5/4 - 6/56 is 8/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 14 = 56,
    5/4 = 5 × 14/4 × 14 = 70/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    6/56 = 6 × 1/56 × 1 = 6/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    70/56 - 6/56 = 70 - 6/56 = 64/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 8/7
  6. In mixed form: 11/7

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