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Subtract 18/56 from 56/5

1st number: 11 1/5, 2nd number: 18/56

56/5 - 18/56 is 1523/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    56/5 = 56 × 56/5 × 56 = 3136/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    18/56 = 18 × 5/56 × 5 = 90/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3136/280 - 90/280 = 3136 - 90/280 = 3046/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1523/140
  6. In mixed form: 10123/140

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