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Subtract 2/27 from 56/16

1st number: 3 8/16, 2nd number: 2/27

56/16 - 2/27 is 185/54.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 27 is 432
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 27 = 432,
    56/16 = 56 × 27/16 × 27 = 1512/432
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 16 = 432,
    2/27 = 2 × 16/27 × 16 = 32/432
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1512/432 - 32/432 = 1512 - 32/432 = 1480/432
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 185/54
  6. In mixed form: 323/54

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