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Subtract 9/40 from 16/5

1st number: 3 1/5, 2nd number: 9/40

16/5 - 9/40 is 119/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    16/5 = 16 × 8/5 × 8 = 128/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    9/40 = 9 × 1/40 × 1 = 9/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    128/40 - 9/40 = 128 - 9/40 = 119/40
  5. In mixed form: 239/40

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