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Subtract 56/72 from 84/56

1st number: 1 28/56, 2nd number: 56/72

84/56 - 56/72 is 13/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 72 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 72 × 7 = 504,
    56/72 = 56 × 7/72 × 7 = 392/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    756/504 - 392/504 = 756 - 392/504 = 364/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/18

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