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Subtract 5/10 from 1/4

1/4 - 5/10 is -1/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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