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Subtract 4/45 from 6/56

6/56 - 4/45 is 23/1260.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 45 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 45 = 2520,
    6/56 = 6 × 45/56 × 45 = 270/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 56 = 2520,
    4/45 = 4 × 56/45 × 56 = 224/2520
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    270/2520 - 224/2520 = 270 - 224/2520 = 46/2520
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/1260

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