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Subtract 40/9 from 36/56

1st number: 36/56, 2nd number: 4 4/9

36/56 - 40/9 is -479/126.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 9 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    36/56 = 36 × 9/56 × 9 = 324/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 56 = 504,
    40/9 = 40 × 56/9 × 56 = 2240/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    324/504 - 2240/504 = 324 - 2240/504 = -1916/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -479/126

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