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Subtract 45/50 from 40/10

1st number: 4 0/10, 2nd number: 45/50

40/10 - 45/50 is 31/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 5 = 50,
    40/10 = 40 × 5/10 × 5 = 200/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    45/50 = 45 × 1/50 × 1 = 45/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    200/50 - 45/50 = 200 - 45/50 = 155/50
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/10
  6. In mixed form: 31/10

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