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Subtract 4/40 from 24/18

1st number: 1 6/18, 2nd number: 4/40

24/18 - 4/40 is 37/30.

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,
    24/18 = 24 × 20/18 × 20 = 480/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    4/40 = 4 × 9/40 × 9 = 36/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    480/360 - 36/360 = 480 - 36/360 = 444/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/30
  6. In mixed form: 17/30

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