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Subtract 7/63 from 35/40

35/40 - 7/63 is 55/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 63 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 63 = 2520,
    35/40 = 35 × 63/40 × 63 = 2205/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 40 = 2520,
    7/63 = 7 × 40/63 × 40 = 280/2520
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2205/2520 - 280/2520 = 2205 - 280/2520 = 1925/2520
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/72

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