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Subtract 10/18 from 40/6

1st number: 6 4/6, 2nd number: 10/18

40/6 - 10/18 is 55/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    40/6 = 40 × 3/6 × 3 = 120/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    10/18 = 10 × 1/18 × 1 = 10/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/18 - 10/18 = 120 - 10/18 = 110/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/9
  6. In mixed form: 61/9

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