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Subtract 40/45 from 14/40

14/40 - 40/45 is -97/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    14/40 = 14 × 9/40 × 9 = 126/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    40/45 = 40 × 8/45 × 8 = 320/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/360 - 320/360 = 126 - 320/360 = -194/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -97/180

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