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Subtract 40/49 from 40/9

1st number: 4 4/9, 2nd number: 40/49

40/9 - 40/49 is 1600/441.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 49 is 441
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 49 = 441,
    40/9 = 40 × 49/9 × 49 = 1960/441
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 9 = 441,
    40/49 = 40 × 9/49 × 9 = 360/441
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1960/441 - 360/441 = 1960 - 360/441 = 1600/441
  5. In mixed form: 3277/441

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