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Subtract 9/24 from 56/15

1st number: 3 11/15, 2nd number: 9/24

56/15 - 9/24 is 403/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    56/15 = 56 × 8/15 × 8 = 448/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    9/24 = 9 × 5/24 × 5 = 45/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/120 - 45/120 = 448 - 45/120 = 403/120
  5. In mixed form: 343/120

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