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Subtract 15/40 from 49/12

1st number: 4 1/12, 2nd number: 15/40

49/12 - 15/40 is 89/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 10 = 120,
    49/12 = 49 × 10/12 × 10 = 490/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    15/40 = 15 × 3/40 × 3 = 45/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    490/120 - 45/120 = 490 - 45/120 = 445/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/24
  6. In mixed form: 317/24

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