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Subtract 5/40 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 5/40

8/3 - 5/40 is 61/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 40 = 120,
    8/3 = 8 × 40/3 × 40 = 320/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    5/40 = 5 × 3/40 × 3 = 15/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    320/120 - 15/120 = 320 - 15/120 = 305/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 61/24
  6. In mixed form: 213/24

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