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Subtract 24/21 from 40/3

1st number: 13 1/3, 2nd number: 1 3/21

40/3 - 24/21 is 256/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 21 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    40/3 = 40 × 7/3 × 7 = 280/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 1 = 21,
    24/21 = 24 × 1/21 × 1 = 24/21
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/21 - 24/21 = 280 - 24/21 = 256/21
  5. In mixed form: 124/21

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