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Subtract 40/7 from 70/16

1st number: 4 6/16, 2nd number: 5 5/7

70/16 - 40/7 is -75/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 7 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    70/16 = 70 × 7/16 × 7 = 490/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 16 = 112,
    40/7 = 40 × 16/7 × 16 = 640/112
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    490/112 - 640/112 = 490 - 640/112 = -150/112
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -75/56

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