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Subtract 49/96 from 40/8

1st number: 5 0/8, 2nd number: 49/96

40/8 - 49/96 is 431/96.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 96 is 96

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 12 = 96,
    40/8 = 40 × 12/8 × 12 = 480/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 1 = 96,
    49/96 = 49 × 1/96 × 1 = 49/96
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    480/96 - 49/96 = 480 - 49/96 = 431/96
  5. In mixed form: 447/96

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