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Subtract 70/8 from 56/72

1st number: 56/72, 2nd number: 8 6/8

56/72 - 70/8 is -287/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 8 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 8 × 9 = 72,
    70/8 = 70 × 9/8 × 9 = 630/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/72 - 630/72 = 56 - 630/72 = -574/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -287/36

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