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Subtract 7/40 from 15/3

1st number: 5 0/3, 2nd number: 7/40

15/3 - 7/40 is 193/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 40 = 120,
    15/3 = 15 × 40/3 × 40 = 600/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    7/40 = 7 × 3/40 × 3 = 21/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    600/120 - 21/120 = 600 - 21/120 = 579/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 193/40
  6. In mixed form: 433/40

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