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Subtract 49/16 from 56/28

1st number: 2 0/28, 2nd number: 3 1/16

56/28 - 49/16 is -17/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 4 = 112,
    56/28 = 56 × 4/28 × 4 = 224/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    49/16 = 49 × 7/16 × 7 = 343/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/112 - 343/112 = 224 - 343/112 = -119/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/16

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