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Subtract 3/40 from 35/8

1st number: 4 3/8, 2nd number: 3/40

35/8 - 3/40 is 43/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 40 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 40 × 1 = 40,
    3/40 = 3 × 1/40 × 1 = 3/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/40 - 3/40 = 175 - 3/40 = 172/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/10
  6. In mixed form: 43/10

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