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Subtract 18/40 from 30/24

1st number: 1 6/24, 2nd number: 18/40

30/24 - 18/40 is 4/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    30/24 = 30 × 5/24 × 5 = 150/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    18/40 = 18 × 3/40 × 3 = 54/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    150/120 - 54/120 = 150 - 54/120 = 96/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/5

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