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Subtract 3/56 from 56/42

1st number: 1 14/42, 2nd number: 3/56

56/42 - 3/56 is 215/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 56 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    56/42 = 56 × 4/42 × 4 = 224/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    3/56 = 3 × 3/56 × 3 = 9/168
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    224/168 - 9/168 = 224 - 9/168 = 215/168
  5. In mixed form: 147/168

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