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Subtract 40/7 from 5/56

1st number: 5/56, 2nd number: 5 5/7

5/56 - 40/7 is -45/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    5/56 = 5 × 1/56 × 1 = 5/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    40/7 = 40 × 8/7 × 8 = 320/56
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/56 - 320/56 = 5 - 320/56 = -315/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -45/8

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