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Subtract 40/6 from 7/5

1st number: 1 2/5, 2nd number: 6 4/6

7/5 - 40/6 is -79/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    7/5 = 7 × 6/5 × 6 = 42/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    40/6 = 40 × 5/6 × 5 = 200/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/30 - 200/30 = 42 - 200/30 = -158/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -79/15

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