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Subtract 18/8 from 56/7

1st number: 8 0/7, 2nd number: 2 2/8

56/7 - 18/8 is 23/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    56/7 = 56 × 8/7 × 8 = 448/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    18/8 = 18 × 7/8 × 7 = 126/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/56 - 126/56 = 448 - 126/56 = 322/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/4
  6. In mixed form: 53/4

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