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Subtract 35/40 from 56/14

1st number: 4 0/14, 2nd number: 35/40

56/14 - 35/40 is 25/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 20 = 280,
    56/14 = 56 × 20/14 × 20 = 1120/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    35/40 = 35 × 7/40 × 7 = 245/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/280 - 245/280 = 1120 - 245/280 = 875/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/8
  6. In mixed form: 31/8

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