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Subtract 40/36 from 84/56

1st number: 1 28/56, 2nd number: 1 4/36

84/56 - 40/36 is 7/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 36 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    84/56 = 84 × 9/56 × 9 = 756/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 14 = 504,
    40/36 = 40 × 14/36 × 14 = 560/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    756/504 - 560/504 = 756 - 560/504 = 196/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/18

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