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Subtract 2/40 from 35/24

1st number: 1 11/24, 2nd number: 2/40

35/24 - 2/40 is 169/120.

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,
    35/24 = 35 × 5/24 × 5 = 175/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    2/40 = 2 × 3/40 × 3 = 6/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/120 - 6/120 = 175 - 6/120 = 169/120
  5. In mixed form: 149/120

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