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Subtract 63/56 from 6/12

1st number: 6/12, 2nd number: 1 7/56

6/12 - 63/56 is -5/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    6/12 = 6 × 14/12 × 14 = 84/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    63/56 = 63 × 3/56 × 3 = 189/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/168 - 189/168 = 84 - 189/168 = -105/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/8

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