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Subtract 20/56 from 6/20

6/20 - 20/56 is -2/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 14 = 280,
    6/20 = 6 × 14/20 × 14 = 84/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    20/56 = 20 × 5/56 × 5 = 100/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/280 - 100/280 = 84 - 100/280 = -16/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/35

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