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Subtract 5/40 from 56/54

1st number: 1 2/54, 2nd number: 5/40

56/54 - 5/40 is 197/216.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 40 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 20 = 1080,
    56/54 = 56 × 20/54 × 20 = 1120/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    5/40 = 5 × 27/40 × 27 = 135/1080
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/1080 - 135/1080 = 1120 - 135/1080 = 985/1080
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 197/216

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