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Subtract 70/56 from 56/72

1st number: 56/72, 2nd number: 1 14/56

56/72 - 70/56 is -17/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 56 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    56/72 = 56 × 7/72 × 7 = 392/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    70/56 = 70 × 9/56 × 9 = 630/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    392/504 - 630/504 = 392 - 630/504 = -238/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/36

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