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Subtract 2/8 from 40/70

40/70 - 2/8 is 9/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 8 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    40/70 = 40 × 4/70 × 4 = 160/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    2/8 = 2 × 35/8 × 35 = 70/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/280 - 70/280 = 160 - 70/280 = 90/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/28

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