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Subtract 2/8 from 40/35

1st number: 1 5/35, 2nd number: 2/8

40/35 - 2/8 is 25/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 8 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    40/35 = 40 × 8/35 × 8 = 320/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    2/8 = 2 × 35/8 × 35 = 70/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    320/280 - 70/280 = 320 - 70/280 = 250/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/28

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