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Subtract 27/56 from 8/14

8/14 - 27/56 is 5/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    8/14 = 8 × 4/14 × 4 = 32/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    27/56 = 27 × 1/56 × 1 = 27/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/56 - 27/56 = 32 - 27/56 = 5/56

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