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Subtract 49/32 from 40/24

1st number: 1 16/24, 2nd number: 1 17/32

40/24 - 49/32 is 13/96.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 32 is 96

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 4 = 96,
    40/24 = 40 × 4/24 × 4 = 160/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 3 = 96,
    49/32 = 49 × 3/32 × 3 = 147/96
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    160/96 - 147/96 = 160 - 147/96 = 13/96

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