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Subtract 49/16 from 40/8

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 3 1/16

40/8 - 49/16 is 31/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 16 is 16

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 2 = 16,
    40/8 = 40 × 2/8 × 2 = 80/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    49/16 = 49 × 1/16 × 1 = 49/16
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    80/16 - 49/16 = 80 - 49/16 = 31/16
  5. In mixed form: 115/16

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