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Subtract 5/40 from 28/6

1st number: 4 4/6, 2nd number: 5/40

28/6 - 5/40 is 109/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    28/6 = 28 × 20/6 × 20 = 560/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    5/40 = 5 × 3/40 × 3 = 15/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/120 - 15/120 = 560 - 15/120 = 545/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 109/24
  6. In mixed form: 413/24

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