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Subtract 40/56 from 30/25

1st number: 1 5/25, 2nd number: 40/56

30/25 - 40/56 is 17/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 56 is 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 56 = 1400,
    30/25 = 30 × 56/25 × 56 = 1680/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    40/56 = 40 × 25/56 × 25 = 1000/1400
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1680/1400 - 1000/1400 = 1680 - 1000/1400 = 680/1400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/35

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