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Subtract 21/56 from 7/3

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 21/56

7/3 - 21/56 is 47/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 56 = 168,
    7/3 = 7 × 56/3 × 56 = 392/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    21/56 = 21 × 3/56 × 3 = 63/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    392/168 - 63/168 = 392 - 63/168 = 329/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/24
  6. In mixed form: 123/24

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