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1^{st} number: 5/6, 2^{nd} number: 5 0/12

56 - 6012 is -256.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 6 and 12 is**12**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,

56 = 5 × 26 × 2 = 1012 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,

6012 = 60 × 112 × 1 = 6012 - Subtract the two like fractions:

1012 - 6012 = 10 - 6012 = -5012 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -256

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