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Subtract 5/54 from 10/40

10/40 - 5/54 is 17/108.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 54 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    10/40 = 10 × 27/40 × 27 = 270/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 20 = 1080,
    5/54 = 5 × 20/54 × 20 = 100/1080
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    270/1080 - 100/1080 = 270 - 100/1080 = 170/1080
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/108

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