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Subtract 40/63 from 2/8

2/8 - 40/63 is -97/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 63 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 63 = 504,
    2/8 = 2 × 63/8 × 63 = 126/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    40/63 = 40 × 8/63 × 8 = 320/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/504 - 320/504 = 126 - 320/504 = -194/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -97/252

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