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Subtract 63/8 from 56/25

1st number: 2 6/25, 2nd number: 7 7/8

56/25 - 63/8 is -1127/200.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 8 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 8 = 200,
    56/25 = 56 × 8/25 × 8 = 448/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    63/8 = 63 × 25/8 × 25 = 1575/200
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/200 - 1575/200 = 448 - 1575/200 = -1127/200

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