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Subtract 4/40 from 16/3

1st number: 5 1/3, 2nd number: 4/40

16/3 - 4/40 is 157/30.

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,
    16/3 = 16 × 40/3 × 40 = 640/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    4/40 = 4 × 3/40 × 3 = 12/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    640/120 - 12/120 = 640 - 12/120 = 628/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 157/30
  6. In mixed form: 57/30

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