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Subtract 21/9 from 45/40

1st number: 1 5/40, 2nd number: 2 3/9

45/40 - 21/9 is -29/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 9 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    45/40 = 45 × 9/40 × 9 = 405/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    21/9 = 21 × 40/9 × 40 = 840/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    405/360 - 840/360 = 405 - 840/360 = -435/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/24

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