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Subtract 40/7 from 40/36

1st number: 1 4/36, 2nd number: 5 5/7

40/36 - 40/7 is -290/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 7 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    40/36 = 40 × 7/36 × 7 = 280/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 36 = 252,
    40/7 = 40 × 36/7 × 36 = 1440/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/252 - 1440/252 = 280 - 1440/252 = -1160/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -290/63

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