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Subtract 9/40 from 56/30

1st number: 1 26/30, 2nd number: 9/40

56/30 - 9/40 is 197/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    56/30 = 56 × 4/30 × 4 = 224/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    9/40 = 9 × 3/40 × 3 = 27/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/120 - 27/120 = 224 - 27/120 = 197/120
  5. In mixed form: 177/120

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