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Subtract 5/12 from 56/3

1st number: 18 2/3, 2nd number: 5/12

56/3 - 5/12 is 73/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 12 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 12 × 1 = 12,
    5/12 = 5 × 1/12 × 1 = 5/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/12 - 5/12 = 224 - 5/12 = 219/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73/4
  6. In mixed form: 181/4

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