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Subtract 1/56 from 8/3

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

8/3 - 1/56 is 445/168.

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,
    8/3 = 8 × 56/3 × 56 = 448/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    1/56 = 1 × 3/56 × 3 = 3/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/168 - 3/168 = 448 - 3/168 = 445/168
  5. In mixed form: 2109/168

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