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Subtract 5/27 from 2/5

2/5 - 5/27 is 29/135.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 27 = 135,
    2/5 = 2 × 27/5 × 27 = 54/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    5/27 = 5 × 5/27 × 5 = 25/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    54/135 - 25/135 = 54 - 25/135 = 29/135

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