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Subtract 3/40 from 49/36

1st number: 1 13/36, 2nd number: 3/40

49/36 - 3/40 is 463/360.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    49/36 = 49 × 10/36 × 10 = 490/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    3/40 = 3 × 9/40 × 9 = 27/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    490/360 - 27/360 = 490 - 27/360 = 463/360
  5. In mixed form: 1103/360

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