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Subtract 40/9 from 2/8

1st number: 2/8, 2nd number: 4 4/9

2/8 - 40/9 is -151/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    2/8 = 2 × 9/8 × 9 = 18/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    40/9 = 40 × 8/9 × 8 = 320/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/72 - 320/72 = 18 - 320/72 = -302/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -151/36

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