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Subtract 70/16 from 56/24

1st number: 2 8/24, 2nd number: 4 6/16

56/24 - 70/16 is -49/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 2 = 48,
    56/24 = 56 × 2/24 × 2 = 112/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    70/16 = 70 × 3/16 × 3 = 210/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/48 - 210/48 = 112 - 210/48 = -98/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -49/24

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