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Subtract 18/49 from 40/8

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 18/49

40/8 - 18/49 is 227/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 49 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    40/8 = 40 × 49/8 × 49 = 1960/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    18/49 = 18 × 8/49 × 8 = 144/392
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1960/392 - 144/392 = 1960 - 144/392 = 1816/392
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 227/49
  6. In mixed form: 431/49

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