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Subtract 40/14 from 40/9

1st number: 4 4/9, 2nd number: 2 12/14

40/9 - 40/14 is 100/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 14 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    40/9 = 40 × 14/9 × 14 = 560/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    40/14 = 40 × 9/14 × 9 = 360/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/126 - 360/126 = 560 - 360/126 = 200/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 100/63
  6. In mixed form: 137/63

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