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Subtract 35/40 from 56/50

1st number: 1 6/50, 2nd number: 35/40

56/50 - 35/40 is 49/200.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 40 is 200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    56/50 = 56 × 4/50 × 4 = 224/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    35/40 = 35 × 5/40 × 5 = 175/200
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    224/200 - 175/200 = 224 - 175/200 = 49/200

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