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Subtract 40/56 from 18/10

1st number: 1 8/10, 2nd number: 40/56

18/10 - 40/56 is 38/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 28 = 280,
    18/10 = 18 × 28/10 × 28 = 504/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    40/56 = 40 × 5/56 × 5 = 200/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    504/280 - 200/280 = 504 - 200/280 = 304/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 38/35
  6. In mixed form: 13/35

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