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Subtract 40/84 from 5/3

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 40/84

5/3 - 40/84 is 25/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 28 = 84,
    5/3 = 5 × 28/3 × 28 = 140/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    40/84 = 40 × 1/84 × 1 = 40/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    140/84 - 40/84 = 140 - 40/84 = 100/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/21
  6. In mixed form: 14/21

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