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Subtract 15/70 from 40/8

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 15/70

40/8 - 15/70 is 67/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 70 is 280

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    40/8 = 40 × 35/8 × 35 = 1400/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    15/70 = 15 × 4/70 × 4 = 60/280
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    1400/280 - 60/280 = 1400 - 60/280 = 1340/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 67/14
  6. In mixed form: 411/14

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