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Subtract 1/12 from 56/16

1st number: 3 8/16, 2nd number: 1/12

56/16 - 1/12 is 41/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 12 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    56/16 = 56 × 3/16 × 3 = 168/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    1/12 = 1 × 4/12 × 4 = 4/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/48 - 4/48 = 168 - 4/48 = 164/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/12
  6. In mixed form: 35/12

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