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Subtract 70/40 from 56/24

1st number: 2 8/24, 2nd number: 1 30/40

56/24 - 70/40 is 7/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    56/24 = 56 × 5/24 × 5 = 280/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    70/40 = 70 × 3/40 × 3 = 210/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/120 - 210/120 = 280 - 210/120 = 70/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/12

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