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Subtract 5/8 from 56/18

1st number: 3 2/18, 2nd number: 5/8

56/18 - 5/8 is 179/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    56/18 = 56 × 4/18 × 4 = 224/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    5/8 = 5 × 9/8 × 9 = 45/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/72 - 45/72 = 224 - 45/72 = 179/72
  5. In mixed form: 235/72

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