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Subtract 7/27 from 45/40

1st number: 1 5/40, 2nd number: 7/27

45/40 - 7/27 is 187/216.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 27 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    45/40 = 45 × 27/40 × 27 = 1215/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 40 = 1080,
    7/27 = 7 × 40/27 × 40 = 280/1080
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1215/1080 - 280/1080 = 1215 - 280/1080 = 935/1080
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 187/216

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