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Subtract 49/8 from 56/28

1st number: 2 0/28, 2nd number: 6 1/8

56/28 - 49/8 is -33/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,
    56/28 = 56 × 2/28 × 2 = 112/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    49/8 = 49 × 7/8 × 7 = 343/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/56 - 343/56 = 112 - 343/56 = -231/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -33/8

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