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Subtract 98/16 from 40/28

1st number: 1 12/28, 2nd number: 6 2/16

40/28 - 98/16 is -263/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 16 is 112

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 4 = 112,
    40/28 = 40 × 4/28 × 4 = 160/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    98/16 = 98 × 7/16 × 7 = 686/112
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    160/112 - 686/112 = 160 - 686/112 = -526/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -263/56

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