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Subtract 2/27 from 56/8

1st number: 7 0/8, 2nd number: 2/27

56/8 - 2/27 is 187/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 27 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 27 = 216,
    56/8 = 56 × 27/8 × 27 = 1512/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    2/27 = 2 × 8/27 × 8 = 16/216
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1512/216 - 16/216 = 1512 - 16/216 = 1496/216
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 187/27
  6. In mixed form: 625/27

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