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Subtract 20/14 from 15/40

1st number: 15/40, 2nd number: 1 6/14

15/40 - 20/14 is -59/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 14 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    15/40 = 15 × 7/40 × 7 = 105/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    20/14 = 20 × 20/14 × 20 = 400/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/280 - 400/280 = 105 - 400/280 = -295/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -59/56

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