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Subtract 2/50 from 10/40

10/40 - 2/50 is 21/100.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    10/40 = 10 × 5/40 × 5 = 50/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    2/50 = 2 × 4/50 × 4 = 8/200
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    50/200 - 8/200 = 50 - 8/200 = 42/200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 21/100

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