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Subtract 70/8 from 56/12

1st number: 4 8/12, 2nd number: 8 6/8

56/12 - 70/8 is -49/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    56/12 = 56 × 2/12 × 2 = 112/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    70/8 = 70 × 3/8 × 3 = 210/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/24 - 210/24 = 112 - 210/24 = -98/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -49/12

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