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Subtract 49/96 from 40/28

1st number: 1 12/28, 2nd number: 49/96

40/28 - 49/96 is 617/672.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 96 is 672

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 24 = 672,
    40/28 = 40 × 24/28 × 24 = 960/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    49/96 = 49 × 7/96 × 7 = 343/672
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    960/672 - 343/672 = 960 - 343/672 = 617/672

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