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Subtract 2/5 from 2/3

2/3 - 2/5 is 4/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    2/3 = 2 × 5/3 × 5 = 10/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    2/5 = 2 × 3/5 × 3 = 6/15
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/15 - 6/15 = 10 - 6/15 = 4/15

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