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Subtract 40/56 from 12/10

1st number: 1 2/10, 2nd number: 40/56

12/10 - 40/56 is 17/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 28 = 280,
    12/10 = 12 × 28/10 × 28 = 336/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    40/56 = 40 × 5/56 × 5 = 200/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    336/280 - 200/280 = 336 - 200/280 = 136/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/35

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