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Subtract 3/8 from 35/40

35/40 - 3/8 is 1/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    35/40 = 35 × 1/40 × 1 = 35/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    3/8 = 3 × 5/8 × 5 = 15/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/40 - 15/40 = 35 - 15/40 = 20/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/2

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