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Subtract 5/12 from 56/18

1st number: 3 2/18, 2nd number: 5/12

56/18 - 5/12 is 97/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    56/18 = 56 × 2/18 × 2 = 112/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    5/12 = 5 × 3/12 × 3 = 15/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/36 - 15/36 = 112 - 15/36 = 97/36
  5. In mixed form: 225/36

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