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Subtract 7/16 from 56/14

1st number: 4 0/14, 2nd number: 7/16

56/14 - 7/16 is 57/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    56/14 = 56 × 8/14 × 8 = 448/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    7/16 = 7 × 7/16 × 7 = 49/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/112 - 49/112 = 448 - 49/112 = 399/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 57/16
  6. In mixed form: 39/16

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