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Subtract 35/9 from 56/40

1st number: 1 16/40, 2nd number: 3 8/9

56/40 - 35/9 is -112/45.

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,
    56/40 = 56 × 9/40 × 9 = 504/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    35/9 = 35 × 40/9 × 40 = 1400/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    504/360 - 1400/360 = 504 - 1400/360 = -896/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -112/45

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