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Subtract 9/7 from 9/56

1st number: 9/56, 2nd number: 1 2/7

9/56 - 9/7 is -9/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    9/56 = 9 × 1/56 × 1 = 9/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    9/7 = 9 × 8/7 × 8 = 72/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    9/56 - 72/56 = 9 - 72/56 = -63/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/8

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