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Subtract 2/18 from 6/56

6/56 - 2/18 is -1/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 18 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    6/56 = 6 × 9/56 × 9 = 54/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 28 = 504,
    2/18 = 2 × 28/18 × 28 = 56/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    54/504 - 56/504 = 54 - 56/504 = -2/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/252

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