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Subtract 7/12 from 56/4

1st number: 14 0/4, 2nd number: 7/12

56/4 - 7/12 is 161/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    56/4 = 56 × 3/4 × 3 = 168/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    7/12 = 7 × 1/12 × 1 = 7/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/12 - 7/12 = 168 - 7/12 = 161/12
  5. In mixed form: 135/12

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