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Subtract 27/56 from 56/21

1st number: 2 14/21, 2nd number: 27/56

56/21 - 27/56 is 367/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 8 = 168,
    56/21 = 56 × 8/21 × 8 = 448/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    27/56 = 27 × 3/56 × 3 = 81/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/168 - 81/168 = 448 - 81/168 = 367/168
  5. In mixed form: 231/168

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