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Subtract 7/8 from 8/56

8/56 - 7/8 is -41/56.

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,
    7/8 = 7 × 7/8 × 7 = 49/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/56 - 49/56 = 8 - 49/56 = -41/56

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