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Subtract 2/40 from 2/4

2/4 - 2/40 is 9/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 10 = 40,
    2/4 = 2 × 10/4 × 10 = 20/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    2/40 = 2 × 1/40 × 1 = 2/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/40 - 2/40 = 20 - 2/40 = 18/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/20

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