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Subtract 5/12 from 56/9

1st number: 6 2/9, 2nd number: 5/12

56/9 - 5/12 is 209/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    56/9 = 56 × 4/9 × 4 = 224/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    5/12 = 5 × 3/12 × 3 = 15/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/36 - 15/36 = 224 - 15/36 = 209/36
  5. In mixed form: 529/36

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