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Subtract 9/40 from 56/45

1st number: 1 11/45, 2nd number: 9/40

56/45 - 9/40 is 367/360.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    56/45 = 56 × 8/45 × 8 = 448/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    9/40 = 9 × 9/40 × 9 = 81/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    448/360 - 81/360 = 448 - 81/360 = 367/360
  5. In mixed form: 17/360

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