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Subtract 9/24 from 56/21

1st number: 2 14/21, 2nd number: 9/24

56/21 - 9/24 is 55/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 24 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 24 × 7 = 168,
    9/24 = 9 × 7/24 × 7 = 63/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/168 - 63/168 = 448 - 63/168 = 385/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/24
  6. In mixed form: 27/24

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