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Subtract 27/40 from 8/35

8/35 - 27/40 is -25/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    8/35 = 8 × 8/35 × 8 = 64/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    27/40 = 27 × 7/40 × 7 = 189/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/280 - 189/280 = 64 - 189/280 = -125/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -25/56

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