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Subtract 5/20 from 56/18

1st number: 3 2/18, 2nd number: 5/20

56/18 - 5/20 is 103/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 20 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    56/18 = 56 × 10/18 × 10 = 560/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    5/20 = 5 × 9/20 × 9 = 45/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/180 - 45/180 = 560 - 45/180 = 515/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 103/36
  6. In mixed form: 231/36

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