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Subtract 60/98 from 40/56

40/56 - 60/98 is 5/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 98 is 392

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 7 = 392,
    40/56 = 40 × 7/56 × 7 = 280/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 4 = 392,
    60/98 = 60 × 4/98 × 4 = 240/392
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    280/392 - 240/392 = 280 - 240/392 = 40/392
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/49

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