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Subtract 49/24 from 56/84

1st number: 56/84, 2nd number: 2 1/24

56/84 - 49/24 is -11/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 24 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 24 × 7 = 168,
    49/24 = 49 × 7/24 × 7 = 343/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/168 - 343/168 = 112 - 343/168 = -231/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -11/8

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