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Subtract 20/98 from 56/60

56/60 - 20/98 is 536/735.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 98 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    56/60 = 56 × 49/60 × 49 = 2744/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 30 = 2940,
    20/98 = 20 × 30/98 × 30 = 600/2940
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2744/2940 - 600/2940 = 2744 - 600/2940 = 2144/2940
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 536/735

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