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Subtract 14/9 from 90/40

1st number: 2 10/40, 2nd number: 1 5/9

90/40 - 14/9 is 25/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 9 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    90/40 = 90 × 9/40 × 9 = 810/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 40 = 360,
    14/9 = 14 × 40/9 × 40 = 560/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    810/360 - 560/360 = 810 - 560/360 = 250/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/36

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