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Subtract 70/40 from 40/14

1st number: 2 12/14, 2nd number: 1 30/40

40/14 - 70/40 is 31/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    40/14 = 40 × 20/14 × 20 = 800/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    70/40 = 70 × 7/40 × 7 = 490/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    800/280 - 490/280 = 800 - 490/280 = 310/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/28
  6. In mixed form: 13/28

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