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Subtract 1/40 from 5/4

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

5/4 - 1/40 is 49/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 10 = 40,
    5/4 = 5 × 10/4 × 10 = 50/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    1/40 = 1 × 1/40 × 1 = 1/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    50/40 - 1/40 = 50 - 1/40 = 49/40
  5. In mixed form: 19/40

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