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Subtract 40/21 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 1 19/21

8/3 - 40/21 is 16/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 21 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    8/3 = 8 × 7/3 × 7 = 56/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 1 = 21,
    40/21 = 40 × 1/21 × 1 = 40/21
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/21 - 40/21 = 56 - 40/21 = 16/21

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