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Subtract 1/8 from 56/84

56/84 - 1/8 is 13/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    56/84 = 56 × 2/84 × 2 = 112/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    1/8 = 1 × 21/8 × 21 = 21/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/168 - 21/168 = 112 - 21/168 = 91/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/24

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