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Subtract 8/40 from 20/18

1st number: 1 2/18, 2nd number: 8/40

20/18 - 8/40 is 41/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,
    20/18 = 20 × 20/18 × 20 = 400/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    8/40 = 8 × 9/40 × 9 = 72/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    400/360 - 72/360 = 400 - 72/360 = 328/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/45

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