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Subtract 18/56 from 9/2

1st number: 4 1/2, 2nd number: 18/56

9/2 - 18/56 is 117/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 28 = 56,
    9/2 = 9 × 28/2 × 28 = 252/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    18/56 = 18 × 1/56 × 1 = 18/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/56 - 18/56 = 252 - 18/56 = 234/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 117/28
  6. In mixed form: 45/28

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