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Subtract 10/9 from 40/15

1st number: 2 10/15, 2nd number: 1 1/9

40/15 - 10/9 is 14/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 3 = 45,
    40/15 = 40 × 3/15 × 3 = 120/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    10/9 = 10 × 5/9 × 5 = 50/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/45 - 50/45 = 120 - 50/45 = 70/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 14/9
  6. In mixed form: 15/9

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