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Subtract 36/49 from 40/4

1st number: 10 0/4, 2nd number: 36/49

40/4 - 36/49 is 454/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 49 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 49 = 196,
    40/4 = 40 × 49/4 × 49 = 1960/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 4 = 196,
    36/49 = 36 × 4/49 × 4 = 144/196
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1960/196 - 144/196 = 1960 - 144/196 = 1816/196
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 454/49
  6. In mixed form: 913/49

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