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Subtract 40/35 from 15/2

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 1 5/35

15/2 - 40/35 is 89/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 35 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 35 = 70,
    15/2 = 15 × 35/2 × 35 = 525/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    40/35 = 40 × 2/35 × 2 = 80/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    525/70 - 80/70 = 525 - 80/70 = 445/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/14
  6. In mixed form: 65/14

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