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Subtract 7/48 from 56/18

1st number: 3 2/18, 2nd number: 7/48

56/18 - 7/48 is 427/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 48 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 48 × 3 = 144,
    7/48 = 7 × 3/48 × 3 = 21/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/144 - 21/144 = 448 - 21/144 = 427/144
  5. In mixed form: 2139/144

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