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Subtract 4/6 from 40/5

1st number: 8 0/5, 2nd number: 4/6

40/5 - 4/6 is 22/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    40/5 = 40 × 6/5 × 6 = 240/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    4/6 = 4 × 5/6 × 5 = 20/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/30 - 20/30 = 240 - 20/30 = 220/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 22/3
  6. In mixed form: 71/3

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