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Subtract 18/60 from 56/12

1st number: 4 8/12, 2nd number: 18/60

56/12 - 18/60 is 131/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    56/12 = 56 × 5/12 × 5 = 280/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    18/60 = 18 × 1/60 × 1 = 18/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/60 - 18/60 = 280 - 18/60 = 262/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 131/30
  6. In mixed form: 411/30

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