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Subtract 49/8 from 8/56

1st number: 8/56, 2nd number: 6 1/8

8/56 - 49/8 is -335/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    8/56 = 8 × 1/56 × 1 = 8/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    49/8 = 49 × 7/8 × 7 = 343/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/56 - 343/56 = 8 - 343/56 = -335/56

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