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Subtract 40/56 from 60/15

1st number: 4 0/15, 2nd number: 40/56

60/15 - 40/56 is 23/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 56 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 56 = 840,
    60/15 = 60 × 56/15 × 56 = 3360/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    40/56 = 40 × 15/56 × 15 = 600/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3360/840 - 600/840 = 3360 - 600/840 = 2760/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/7
  6. In mixed form: 32/7

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