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Subtract 18/14 from 54/56

1st number: 54/56, 2nd number: 1 4/14

54/56 - 18/14 is -9/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 14 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    54/56 = 54 × 1/56 × 1 = 54/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    18/14 = 18 × 4/14 × 4 = 72/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    54/56 - 72/56 = 54 - 72/56 = -18/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/28

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