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Subtract 40/7 from 10/42

1st number: 10/42, 2nd number: 5 5/7

10/42 - 40/7 is -115/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 7 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    10/42 = 10 × 1/42 × 1 = 10/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,
    40/7 = 40 × 6/7 × 6 = 240/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/42 - 240/42 = 10 - 240/42 = -230/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -115/21

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