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Subtract 35/7 from 40/8

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 5 0/7

40/8 - 35/7 is 0/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    40/8 = 40 × 7/8 × 7 = 280/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    35/7 = 35 × 8/7 × 8 = 280/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    280/56 - 280/56 = 280 - 280/56 = 0/56
  5. The answer is 0

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