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Subtract 6/40 from 7/2

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 6/40

7/2 - 6/40 is 67/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 20 = 40,
    7/2 = 7 × 20/2 × 20 = 140/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    6/40 = 6 × 1/40 × 1 = 6/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    140/40 - 6/40 = 140 - 6/40 = 134/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 67/20
  6. In mixed form: 37/20

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