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Subtract 12/40 from 84/6

1st number: 14 0/6, 2nd number: 12/40

84/6 - 12/40 is 137/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    84/6 = 84 × 20/6 × 20 = 1680/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    12/40 = 12 × 3/40 × 3 = 36/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1680/120 - 36/120 = 1680 - 36/120 = 1644/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 137/10
  6. In mixed form: 137/10

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