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Subtract 21/16 from 56/98

1st number: 56/98, 2nd number: 1 5/16

56/98 - 21/16 is -83/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 16 is 784
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 8 = 784,
    56/98 = 56 × 8/98 × 8 = 448/784
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 49 = 784,
    21/16 = 21 × 49/16 × 49 = 1029/784
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/784 - 1029/784 = 448 - 1029/784 = -581/784
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -83/112

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