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Subtract 15/6 from 56/3

1st number: 18 2/3, 2nd number: 2 3/6

56/3 - 15/6 is 97/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    56/3 = 56 × 2/3 × 2 = 112/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    15/6 = 15 × 1/6 × 1 = 15/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/6 - 15/6 = 112 - 15/6 = 97/6
  5. In mixed form: 161/6

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