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Subtract 9/56 from 6/84

6/84 - 9/56 is -5/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    6/84 = 6 × 2/84 × 2 = 12/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    9/56 = 9 × 3/56 × 3 = 27/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/168 - 27/168 = 12 - 27/168 = -15/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/56

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