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Subtract 45/40 from 50/7

1st number: 7 1/7, 2nd number: 1 5/40

50/7 - 45/40 is 337/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 40 = 280,
    50/7 = 50 × 40/7 × 40 = 2000/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    45/40 = 45 × 7/40 × 7 = 315/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2000/280 - 315/280 = 2000 - 315/280 = 1685/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 337/56
  6. In mixed form: 61/56

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