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Subtract 40/9 from 4/8

1st number: 4/8, 2nd number: 4 4/9

4/8 - 40/9 is -71/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    4/8 = 4 × 9/8 × 9 = 36/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    40/9 = 40 × 8/9 × 8 = 320/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/72 - 320/72 = 36 - 320/72 = -284/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -71/18

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