# How do you simplify #40 - 4/5#?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 12, 2016

(or

#39 1/5 # or#39.2# )

#### Explanation:

First, we need to turn

#40/1 times 5/5 = (40times5)/(1times5) = 200/5#

Now that we have two fractions with common denominators, we can go ahead and subtract.

#200/5 - 4/5 = (200-4)/5 = 196/5#

Mixed fraction form:

#196/5 = 39 1/5#

Decimal form:

#196/5=39.2#

Aug 4, 2016

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