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Subtract 9/8 from 56/49

1st number: 1 7/49, 2nd number: 1 1/8

56/49 - 9/8 is 1/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 8 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    56/49 = 56 × 8/49 × 8 = 448/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    9/8 = 9 × 49/8 × 49 = 441/392
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/392 - 441/392 = 448 - 441/392 = 7/392
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/56

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