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Subtract 56/40 from 70/48

1st number: 1 22/48, 2nd number: 1 16/40

70/48 - 56/40 is 7/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 40 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    70/48 = 70 × 5/48 × 5 = 350/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 6 = 240,
    56/40 = 56 × 6/40 × 6 = 336/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/240 - 336/240 = 350 - 336/240 = 14/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/120

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