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Subtract 70/24 from 56/36

1st number: 1 20/36, 2nd number: 2 22/24

56/36 - 70/24 is -49/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    56/36 = 56 × 2/36 × 2 = 112/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    70/24 = 70 × 3/24 × 3 = 210/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/72 - 210/72 = 112 - 210/72 = -98/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -49/36

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