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Subtract 27/40 from 24/5

1st number: 4 4/5, 2nd number: 27/40

24/5 - 27/40 is 33/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    24/5 = 24 × 8/5 × 8 = 192/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    27/40 = 27 × 1/40 × 1 = 27/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    192/40 - 27/40 = 192 - 27/40 = 165/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/8
  6. In mixed form: 41/8

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