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Subtract 4/40 from 15/10

1st number: 1 5/10, 2nd number: 4/40

15/10 - 4/40 is 7/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    15/10 = 15 × 4/10 × 4 = 60/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    4/40 = 4 × 1/40 × 1 = 4/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/40 - 4/40 = 60 - 4/40 = 56/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/5
  6. In mixed form: 12/5

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