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Subtract 40/7 from 70/3

1st number: 23 1/3, 2nd number: 5 5/7

70/3 - 40/7 is 370/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 7 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    70/3 = 70 × 7/3 × 7 = 490/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 3 = 21,
    40/7 = 40 × 3/7 × 3 = 120/21
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    490/21 - 120/21 = 490 - 120/21 = 370/21
  5. In mixed form: 1713/21

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