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Subtract 9/7 from 27/40

1st number: 27/40, 2nd number: 1 2/7

27/40 - 9/7 is -171/280.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 7 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    27/40 = 27 × 7/40 × 7 = 189/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 40 = 280,
    9/7 = 9 × 40/7 × 40 = 360/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    189/280 - 360/280 = 189 - 360/280 = -171/280

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