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Subtract 56/6 from 6/25

1st number: 6/25, 2nd number: 9 2/6

6/25 - 56/6 is -682/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 6 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 6 = 150,
    6/25 = 6 × 6/25 × 6 = 36/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 25 = 150,
    56/6 = 56 × 25/6 × 25 = 1400/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/150 - 1400/150 = 36 - 1400/150 = -1364/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -682/75

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