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Subtract 35/16 from 40/70

1st number: 40/70, 2nd number: 2 3/16

40/70 - 35/16 is -181/112.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 16 is 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 8 = 560,
    40/70 = 40 × 8/70 × 8 = 320/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 35 = 560,
    35/16 = 35 × 35/16 × 35 = 1225/560
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    320/560 - 1225/560 = 320 - 1225/560 = -905/560
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -181/112

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