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Subtract 15/4 from 56/3

1st number: 18 2/3, 2nd number: 3 3/4

56/3 - 15/4 is 179/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    56/3 = 56 × 4/3 × 4 = 224/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    15/4 = 15 × 3/4 × 3 = 45/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/12 - 45/12 = 224 - 45/12 = 179/12
  5. In mixed form: 1411/12

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