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Subtract 1/12 from 84/56

1st number: 1 28/56, 2nd number: 1/12

84/56 - 1/12 is 17/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 12 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    84/56 = 84 × 3/56 × 3 = 252/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    1/12 = 1 × 14/12 × 14 = 14/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/168 - 14/168 = 252 - 14/168 = 238/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/12
  6. In mixed form: 15/12

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