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Subtract 70/84 from 56/24

1st number: 2 8/24, 2nd number: 70/84

56/24 - 70/84 is 3/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 84 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    56/24 = 56 × 7/24 × 7 = 392/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    70/84 = 70 × 2/84 × 2 = 140/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    392/168 - 140/168 = 392 - 140/168 = 252/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/2
  6. In mixed form: 11/2

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