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Subtract 7/56 from 5/9

5/9 - 7/56 is 31/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 56 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 56 = 504,
    5/9 = 5 × 56/9 × 56 = 280/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    7/56 = 7 × 9/56 × 9 = 63/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/504 - 63/504 = 280 - 63/504 = 217/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/72

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