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Subtract 7/20 from 35/8

1st number: 4 3/8, 2nd number: 7/20

35/8 - 7/20 is 161/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 20 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 20 × 2 = 40,
    7/20 = 7 × 2/20 × 2 = 14/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/40 - 14/40 = 175 - 14/40 = 161/40
  5. In mixed form: 41/40

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