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Subtract 18/8 from 56/5

1st number: 11 1/5, 2nd number: 2 2/8

56/5 - 18/8 is 179/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    56/5 = 56 × 8/5 × 8 = 448/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    18/8 = 18 × 5/8 × 5 = 90/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/40 - 90/40 = 448 - 90/40 = 358/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 179/20
  6. In mixed form: 819/20

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