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Subtract 7/8 from 56/42

1st number: 1 14/42, 2nd number: 7/8

56/42 - 7/8 is 11/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 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 8 × 21 = 168,
    7/8 = 7 × 21/8 × 21 = 147/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/168 - 147/168 = 224 - 147/168 = 77/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/24

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