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Subtract 70/24 from 56/72

1st number: 56/72, 2nd number: 2 22/24

56/72 - 70/24 is -77/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    56/72 = 56 × 1/72 × 1 = 56/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    70/24 = 70 × 3/24 × 3 = 210/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/72 - 210/72 = 56 - 210/72 = -154/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -77/36

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