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Subtract 4/40 from 20/12

1st number: 1 8/12, 2nd number: 4/40

20/12 - 4/40 is 47/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 10 = 120,
    20/12 = 20 × 10/12 × 10 = 200/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    4/40 = 4 × 3/40 × 3 = 12/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    200/120 - 12/120 = 200 - 12/120 = 188/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/30
  6. In mixed form: 117/30

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