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Subtract 4/40 from 56/6

1st number: 9 2/6, 2nd number: 4/40

56/6 - 4/40 is 277/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    56/6 = 56 × 20/6 × 20 = 1120/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    4/40 = 4 × 3/40 × 3 = 12/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/120 - 12/120 = 1120 - 12/120 = 1108/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 277/30
  6. In mixed form: 97/30

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