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Subtract 48/9 from 14/40

1st number: 14/40, 2nd number: 5 3/9

14/40 - 48/9 is -299/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 9 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 9 × 40 = 360,
    48/9 = 48 × 40/9 × 40 = 1920/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/360 - 1920/360 = 126 - 1920/360 = -1794/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -299/60

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