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Subtract 21/56 from 5/6

5/6 - 21/56 is 11/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 28 = 168,
    5/6 = 5 × 28/6 × 28 = 140/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    21/56 = 21 × 3/56 × 3 = 63/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    140/168 - 63/168 = 140 - 63/168 = 77/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/24

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