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Subtract 3/40 from 30/70

30/70 - 3/40 is 99/280.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 40 is 280

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    30/70 = 30 × 4/70 × 4 = 120/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    3/40 = 3 × 7/40 × 7 = 21/280
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    120/280 - 21/280 = 120 - 21/280 = 99/280

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