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Subtract 63/72 from 56/7

1st number: 8 0/7, 2nd number: 63/72

56/7 - 63/72 is 57/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 72 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 72 = 504,
    56/7 = 56 × 72/7 × 72 = 4032/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    63/72 = 63 × 7/72 × 7 = 441/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4032/504 - 441/504 = 4032 - 441/504 = 3591/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 57/8
  6. In mixed form: 71/8

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