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Subtract 2/40 from 35/42

35/42 - 2/40 is 47/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,
    35/42 = 35 × 20/42 × 20 = 700/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    2/40 = 2 × 21/40 × 21 = 42/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    700/840 - 42/840 = 700 - 42/840 = 658/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/60

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