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Subtract 40/35 from 5/8

1st number: 5/8, 2nd number: 1 5/35

5/8 - 40/35 is -29/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 35 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    5/8 = 5 × 35/8 × 35 = 175/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    40/35 = 40 × 8/35 × 8 = 320/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/280 - 320/280 = 175 - 320/280 = -145/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/56

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