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Subtract 45/10 from 40/70

1st number: 40/70, 2nd number: 4 5/10

40/70 - 45/10 is -55/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 10 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    40/70 = 40 × 1/70 × 1 = 40/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    45/10 = 45 × 7/10 × 7 = 315/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/70 - 315/70 = 40 - 315/70 = -275/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -55/14

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