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Subtract 35/6 from 84/40

1st number: 2 4/40, 2nd number: 5 5/6

84/40 - 35/6 is -56/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 6 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    84/40 = 84 × 3/40 × 3 = 252/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    35/6 = 35 × 20/6 × 20 = 700/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/120 - 700/120 = 252 - 700/120 = -448/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -56/15

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