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Subtract 4/40 from 8/54

8/54 - 4/40 is 13/270.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 40 is 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 20 = 1080,
    8/54 = 8 × 20/54 × 20 = 160/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    4/40 = 4 × 27/40 × 27 = 108/1080
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/1080 - 108/1080 = 160 - 108/1080 = 52/1080
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/270

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