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Subtract 4/40 from 56/18

1st number: 3 2/18, 2nd number: 4/40

56/18 - 4/40 is 271/90.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,
    56/18 = 56 × 20/18 × 20 = 1120/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    4/40 = 4 × 9/40 × 9 = 36/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/360 - 36/360 = 1120 - 36/360 = 1084/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 271/90
  6. In mixed form: 31/90

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