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Subtract 40/56 from 6/10

6/10 - 40/56 is -4/35.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 28 = 280,
    6/10 = 6 × 28/10 × 28 = 168/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    40/56 = 40 × 5/56 × 5 = 200/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/280 - 200/280 = 168 - 200/280 = -32/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -4/35

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