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Subtract 4/40 from 2/4

2/4 - 4/40 is 2/5.

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,
    4/40 = 4 × 1/40 × 1 = 4/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/40 - 4/40 = 20 - 4/40 = 16/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/5

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