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Subtract 6/10 from 40/14

1st number: 2 12/14, 2nd number: 6/10

40/14 - 6/10 is 79/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 10 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    40/14 = 40 × 5/14 × 5 = 200/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    6/10 = 6 × 7/10 × 7 = 42/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    200/70 - 42/70 = 200 - 42/70 = 158/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 79/35
  6. In mixed form: 29/35

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