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Subtract 1/36 from 42/40

1st number: 1 2/40, 2nd number: 1/36

42/40 - 1/36 is 46/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 36 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    42/40 = 42 × 9/40 × 9 = 378/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    1/36 = 1 × 10/36 × 10 = 10/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    378/360 - 10/360 = 378 - 10/360 = 368/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 46/45
  6. In mixed form: 11/45

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