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Subtract 7/9 from 54/40

1st number: 1 14/40, 2nd number: 7/9

54/40 - 7/9 is 103/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 9 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    54/40 = 54 × 9/40 × 9 = 486/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    7/9 = 7 × 40/9 × 40 = 280/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    486/360 - 280/360 = 486 - 280/360 = 206/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 103/180

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