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Subtract 60/56 from 6/25

1st number: 6/25, 2nd number: 1 4/56

6/25 - 60/56 is -291/350.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 56 is 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 56 = 1400,
    6/25 = 6 × 56/25 × 56 = 336/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    60/56 = 60 × 25/56 × 25 = 1500/1400
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    336/1400 - 1500/1400 = 336 - 1500/1400 = -1164/1400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -291/350

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