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Subtract 8/40 from 75/10

1st number: 7 5/10, 2nd number: 8/40

75/10 - 8/40 is 73/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    75/10 = 75 × 4/10 × 4 = 300/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    8/40 = 8 × 1/40 × 1 = 8/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    300/40 - 8/40 = 300 - 8/40 = 292/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73/10
  6. In mixed form: 73/10

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