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Subtract 45/5 from 9/40

1st number: 9/40, 2nd number: 9 0/5

9/40 - 45/5 is -351/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 5 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    9/40 = 9 × 1/40 × 1 = 9/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    45/5 = 45 × 8/5 × 8 = 360/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    9/40 - 360/40 = 9 - 360/40 = -351/40

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