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Subtract 10/40 from 28/42

28/42 - 10/40 is 5/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,
    28/42 = 28 × 20/42 × 20 = 560/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    10/40 = 10 × 21/40 × 21 = 210/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/840 - 210/840 = 560 - 210/840 = 350/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/12

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