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Subtract 84/45 from 40/3

1st number: 13 1/3, 2nd number: 1 39/45

40/3 - 84/45 is 172/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 45 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 15 = 45,
    40/3 = 40 × 15/3 × 15 = 600/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    84/45 = 84 × 1/45 × 1 = 84/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    600/45 - 84/45 = 600 - 84/45 = 516/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 172/15
  6. In mixed form: 117/15

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