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Subtract 18/60 from 56/8

1st number: 7 0/8, 2nd number: 18/60

56/8 - 18/60 is 67/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 60 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    56/8 = 56 × 15/8 × 15 = 840/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    18/60 = 18 × 2/60 × 2 = 36/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    840/120 - 36/120 = 840 - 36/120 = 804/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 67/10
  6. In mixed form: 67/10

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