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Subtract 18/8 from 56/35

1st number: 1 21/35, 2nd number: 2 2/8

56/35 - 18/8 is -13/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 8 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    56/35 = 56 × 8/35 × 8 = 448/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    18/8 = 18 × 35/8 × 35 = 630/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/280 - 630/280 = 448 - 630/280 = -182/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/20

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