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Subtract 2/5 from 35/8

1st number: 4 3/8, 2nd number: 2/5

35/8 - 2/5 is 159/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 5 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    35/8 = 35 × 5/8 × 5 = 175/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    2/5 = 2 × 8/5 × 8 = 16/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/40 - 16/40 = 175 - 16/40 = 159/40
  5. In mixed form: 339/40

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