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Subtract 21/8 from 56/14

1st number: 4 0/14, 2nd number: 2 5/8

56/14 - 21/8 is 11/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    56/14 = 56 × 4/14 × 4 = 224/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    21/8 = 21 × 7/8 × 7 = 147/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/56 - 147/56 = 224 - 147/56 = 77/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/8
  6. In mixed form: 13/8

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