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Subtract 70/16 from 56/72

1st number: 56/72, 2nd number: 4 6/16

56/72 - 70/16 is -259/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    56/72 = 56 × 2/72 × 2 = 112/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    70/16 = 70 × 9/16 × 9 = 630/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/144 - 630/144 = 112 - 630/144 = -518/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -259/72

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