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Subtract 40/7 from 70/24

1st number: 2 22/24, 2nd number: 5 5/7

70/24 - 40/7 is -235/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 7 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    70/24 = 70 × 7/24 × 7 = 490/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 24 = 168,
    40/7 = 40 × 24/7 × 24 = 960/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    490/168 - 960/168 = 490 - 960/168 = -470/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -235/84

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