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Subtract 5/4 from 56/3

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

56/3 - 5/4 is 209/12.

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,
    5/4 = 5 × 3/4 × 3 = 15/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/12 - 15/12 = 224 - 15/12 = 209/12
  5. In mixed form: 175/12

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