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Subtract 7/40 from 10/2

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 7/40

10/2 - 7/40 is 193/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    10/2 = 10 × 20/2 × 20 = 200/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    7/40 = 7 × 1/40 × 1 = 7/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    200/40 - 7/40 = 200 - 7/40 = 193/40
  5. In mixed form: 433/40

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