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Subtract 35/16 from 40/14

1st number: 2 12/14, 2nd number: 2 3/16

40/14 - 35/16 is 75/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 8 = 112,
    40/14 = 40 × 8/14 × 8 = 320/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    35/16 = 35 × 7/16 × 7 = 245/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    320/112 - 245/112 = 320 - 245/112 = 75/112

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