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Subtract 6/56 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 6/56

8/3 - 6/56 is 215/84.

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,
    6/56 = 6 × 3/56 × 3 = 18/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/168 - 18/168 = 448 - 18/168 = 430/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 215/84
  6. In mixed form: 247/84

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