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Subtract 1/40 from 28/84

28/84 - 1/40 is 37/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 10 = 840,
    28/84 = 28 × 10/84 × 10 = 280/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    1/40 = 1 × 21/40 × 21 = 21/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/840 - 21/840 = 280 - 21/840 = 259/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/120

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