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Subtract 56/40 from 98/16

1st number: 6 2/16, 2nd number: 1 16/40

98/16 - 56/40 is 189/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 40 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    98/16 = 98 × 5/16 × 5 = 490/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 2 = 80,
    56/40 = 56 × 2/40 × 2 = 112/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    490/80 - 112/80 = 490 - 112/80 = 378/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 189/40
  6. In mixed form: 429/40

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