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Subtract 6/50 from 40/45

40/45 - 6/50 is 173/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 50 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 10 = 450,
    40/45 = 40 × 10/45 × 10 = 400/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    6/50 = 6 × 9/50 × 9 = 54/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    400/450 - 54/450 = 400 - 54/450 = 346/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 173/225

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