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Subtract 9/56 from 8/5

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 9/56

8/5 - 9/56 is 403/280.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    8/5 = 8 × 56/5 × 56 = 448/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    9/56 = 9 × 5/56 × 5 = 45/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/280 - 45/280 = 448 - 45/280 = 403/280
  5. In mixed form: 1123/280

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