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Subtract 10/5 from 1/2

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

1/2 - 10/5 is -3/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    1/2 = 1 × 5/2 × 5 = 5/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    10/5 = 10 × 2/5 × 2 = 20/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/10 - 20/10 = 5 - 20/10 = -15/10
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/2

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