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Subtract 14/16 from 56/18

1st number: 3 2/18, 2nd number: 14/16

56/18 - 14/16 is 161/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    56/18 = 56 × 8/18 × 8 = 448/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    14/16 = 14 × 9/16 × 9 = 126/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/144 - 126/144 = 448 - 126/144 = 322/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 161/72
  6. In mixed form: 217/72

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