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Subtract 50/18 from 60/56

1st number: 1 4/56, 2nd number: 2 14/18

60/56 - 50/18 is -215/126.

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,
    60/56 = 60 × 9/56 × 9 = 540/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 28 = 504,
    50/18 = 50 × 28/18 × 28 = 1400/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    540/504 - 1400/504 = 540 - 1400/504 = -860/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -215/126

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