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Subtract 2/10 from 2/40

2/40 - 2/10 is -3/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    2/40 = 2 × 1/40 × 1 = 2/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    2/10 = 2 × 4/10 × 4 = 8/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/40 - 8/40 = 2 - 8/40 = -6/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/20

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