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Subtract 16/54 from 2/40

2/40 - 16/54 is -133/540.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 54 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    2/40 = 2 × 27/40 × 27 = 54/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 20 = 1080,
    16/54 = 16 × 20/54 × 20 = 320/1080
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    54/1080 - 320/1080 = 54 - 320/1080 = -266/1080
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -133/540

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